Where is St. Petersburg?
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St. Petersburg is a unique historical city, which throughout its history had several names: Petrograd, Leningrad. At the moment people know it as St. Petersburg.
Location of Saint-Petersburg
The Russian city of St. Petersburg is located innorthwestern part of the country. Knowingly it is called the northern capital. This name helps to understand exactly where on the map of the Russian Federation is the region and the city itself.
St. Petersburg has a unique geographical location. The city is on the coast of the Gulf of Finland and at the mouth of the Neva River. Coordinates of the city (Central region) - 59 ° 93 's. w. 30 ° 35 'in. e.
Peter (as informally called St. Petersburg)is located within the Prineuv lowland. It extends for 90 km from the southeast to the northwest. The structure of St. Petersburg includes the coast of the Neva Bay of the Gulf of Finland, the mouth of the Neva and the islands of the Neva delta.
The city center rises above sea level fromone to five meters. The north side of St. Petersburg is from five to thirty meters, and the south-western side of the city rises above the sea in the range of 5-22 meters.
The distance of the city of St. Petersburg from the capitalRussia - Moscow - is 696 km. Near the city is Finland. The closest point of this country is the city of Lappeenranta. Its distance from St. Petersburg is 211 km.
Due to its unique location, the climate of the city passes smoothly from a moderate continental to a moderate sea.
St. Petersburg is a very interesting city, inwhich has many attractions. If you have such an opportunity, then visit it necessarily. About what interesting places you can visit the whole family, read in the article Where to go to St. Petersburg with a child.
Find out also: How to get to St. Petersburg.