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Kaliningrad

Essentials

  Kaliningrad is the centre of the Russian enclave which became part of the USSR after the end of the Second World War. Previously it was the Prussian city of Königsberg - the birthplace of the philosopher Immanuel Kant. Today the city is a unique mix of German and Soviet architecture and famous for its amber. When visiting Kaliningrad you should also try to go see the Curonian Spit. 

Kaliningrad


Basic facts
Name in Russian Калининград
Status City-municipality and administrative centre of the Kaliningrad Region
Location On the River Pregolya
Distance 965km south-west of St Petersburg; 1,285km west of Moscow;
Time Zone Kaliningrad Time
Population 448,548 people (2014)
Founded 1255
Former Names Königsberg
City Day Second Saturday in July
Official Website http://www.klgd.ru/