Ivangorod was founded and named after Grand Prince Ivan III the Great as the site of a fortress to protect Rus from the Teutonic Knights. Today the impressive Ivangorod Fortress remains standing on the River Narva, still overlooking the Teutonic Knights' Hermann Castle on the other side of the river in Narva, Estonia. Due to the city's location on the Russian-Estonian border, a special border security zone regime applies for visiting the city.
|Name in Russian||Ивангород|
|Status||City in the Kingisepp District of the Leningrad Region|
|Location||On the River Narva|
|Distance||150km south-west of St Petersburg; 800km north-west of Moscow|
|Time Zone||Moscow Time|
|Population||10,688 people (2014)|
|City Day||Last Saturday in July|