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St. Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia and is located at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the river Neva. The city is a federation subjects of the Russian Federation. The city had different names in the 1900s, Petrograd from 1914 to 1924, Leningrad from 1924 to 1991. The Russian daily speech the host city called Piter or Peterburg.

The city currently has 4.9 million inhabitants broadcasts and over 6 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area. St. Petersburg is a major cultural center in Europe and an important Russian seaport at the Baltic Sea.

St. Petersburg is often described as the most Western city of Russia. St. Petersbyrg is the northernmost metropolis in the world. The historic sentrumert town is inscribed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. As the political and cultural center in Russia for more than 200 years, the city sometimes in Russia wart called "the northern capital". Many foreign consulate, international corporations, banks and other enterprises lies in St. Petersburg.

The Winter Palace is a building in St. Petersburg, Russia, which was the residence of the Russian tsars. The palace is in the Baroque style and painted in a distinctive green color. The Winter Palace is today a part of the art museum Hermitage.
Mariinsky Theatre is one of the most famous opera and ballet building in the world and is located in St. Petersburg. Aleksandr Nevsky Monastery is a monastery in St. Petersburg in Russia and one of the four most important monasteries before the revolution in 1917.

The average temperature in July is 22 ° C, with a maximum temperature of 37 ° C that occurred during the heat wave in the northern hemisphere in 2010. Minimum temperature in winter was measured at -35.9 ° C in 1883. Neva river which flows through the town freezes usually in November-December and thaws in April.

Leningrad house is part of the football tournament during the Summer Olympics in 1980. Goodwill Games in 1994 was held in St. Petersburg. The city has also long chess tradition.
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