St Petersburg

Essentials

St Petersburg


Basic facts
Name in Russian Санкт-Петербург (Sankt-Peterburg)
Status City of Federal Significance and administrative centre of the North-Western Federal District
Location On the River Neva
Distance 705km north-west of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 5,131,942 people (2014)
Founded 1703 by Peter the Great
Former Names Petrograd (1914-1924), Leningrad (1924-1991)
Titles/Awards Hero City of the Soviet Union, Historical City of Russia
City Day 27 May
Official Website http://gov.spb.ru/