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Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg Flag
Saint Petersburg
Санкт-Петербург (Russian)
—  Federal city  —

Clockwise from top left: Peter and Paul Fortress on Zayachy Island, Smolny Cathedral, Bronze Horseman on Senate Square, the Winter Palace, Trinity Cathedral, and the Moyka river with the General Staff Building.


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Coordinates: 59°56′15″N 30°18′31″E / 59.93750°N 30.30861°E / 59.93750; 30.30861Coordinates: 59°56′15″N 30°18′31″E / 59.93750°N 30.30861°E / 59.93750; 30.30861
Political status
Federal districtNorthwestern
Economic regionNorthwestern
Established27 May 1703 (1703-05-27)
Federal city Day27 May
Government (as of October 2018)
 • GovernorAlexander Beglov (UR, acting)
 • LegislatureLegislative Assembly
 • Total1,439 km2 (556 sq mi)
Area rank82nd
Time zone(s)MSK (UTC+04:00)
ISO 3166-2RU-SPE
License plates78, 98, 178, 198
Official languagesRussian
Official website

Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг) is a Russian city in northwestern Russia, near the Gulf of Finland of the Baltic Sea. Over five million people live in St. Petersburg as of 2015, and it is the second biggest city in Russia. It is a major port, connecting with the world's shipping paths through the Neva River and the Baltic.

Part of Saint Petersburg is designated a World Heritage Site called The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monumentsview more...