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Gorodets

Essentials

Gorodets is one of the oldest Russian cities on the central part of the River Volga. During the 13th century it was the centre of the Gorodets Principality and became associated with mediaeval Russian hero Aleksandr Nevsky who died in the city on his return from the Golden Horde. Today the city is attempting to turn itself in a major tourist destination in the region, especially for tourists who stop off in the city as part of a cruise along the Volga. Gorodets can also be visited as part of a trip to Nizhny Novgorod.

Gorodets


Basic facts
Name in Russian Городец
Status City and administrative centre of the Gorodets District of the Nizhny Novgorod Region
Location On the left-bank of the River Volga
Distance 65km north-east of Nizhny Novgorod; 455km north-east of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 30,524 people (2014)
Founded 1152
First Mentioned 1172
City Day Second Sunday in September