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.
|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)|
|City Day||Second Saturday in July|