Coat of arms

Kirov

Essentials

Before being renamed in honour of the revolutionary Sergey Kirov, the city of Kirov was previously known as both Khlynov and Vyatka. Although a rather industrial city, it nevertheless has several interesting sights. As a transport hub on the Trans-Siberian Railway, Kirov also makes a good stop-off point for visiting other more touristic cities in neighbouring regions.

Kirov

 


Basic facts
Name in Russian Киров
Status City-municipality and administrative centre of the Kirov Region
Location On the River Vyatka
Distance 580km north-east of Nizhny Novgorod, 990km north-east of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 487,138 people (2014)
Founded 1374
Former Names Khlynov, Vyatka
City Day 12 June
Official Website http://www.mo-kirov.ru/