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About Saint Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg is a Russian port city on the Baltic Sea. It was the imperial capital for 2 centuries, having been founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, subject of the city's iconic “Bronze Horseman” statue. It remains Russia's cultural center, with venues such as the Mariinsky Theatre hosting opera and ballet, and the State Russian Museum showcasing Russian art, from Orthodox icon paintings to Kandinsky works.

  • Founded: May 27, 1703
  • Area: 1,439 km²
  • Weather: 3°C, Wind SE at 13 km/h, 92% Humidity
  • Local time: Sunday 8:40 AM
  • Population: 4.991 million (2012) United Nations
  • Colleges and Universities: Saint Petersburg State University
  • Did you know: Saint Petersburg is the second-most-populous city / town in Russia (5,281,579)

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