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St. Petersburg info
St. Petersburg is an exciting city, which has to offer more than simply the Hermitage
Museum and the Kirov Ballet of the Mariinsky Theater. Officially proclaimed the "Cultural
Capital of Russia" St. Petersburg is a place, where you need weeks just to see all its major landmarks.
St. Petersburg, Russia is a relatively new city, founded in 1703. When it was nine
years old it became the capital of Russia and retained this status till 1918. Even now it is
referred to as the "Northern capital" of Russia. Over almost 300 years of its history St.
Petersburg accumulated all the grandeur of the Russian Imperial Court and became one of the
largest centers of culture, science and industry. Created by Peter the Great as a sea port on
the Baltic it was essentially "a window to Europe" for Russia, combining the best of the West and the East.
The most European and certainly the most beautiful city of Russia.
As of 1993 the territory of the city is 606 square kilometers, and 1 439 square kilometers with the suburbs.
The length of the city from North to South is 44 kilometers, and 25 kilometers from West to East.
According to the last census that took place in 1997, there are 4 780 000 people in St.Petersburg.