Quick facts about Saint Petersburg

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  • Area

    606 sq km

  • Location

    Located at the mouth of the Neva River and across the islands of its delta on the coast of the Finnish Gulf.

  • Geographic coordinates

    59 55 N, 30 25 E

  • Population

    approx 5,000,000

  • Foundation

    May 1703, by Peter the Great

  • Climate

    The climate is intermediate (from nautical to continental). The average temperature in July is +18 C, in February -8 C.

  • UTC/GMT Offset

    UTC/GMT + 3 hours

  • Area code

    812

  • Major attractions

    Hermitage, Winter Palace, St Isaac Cathedral, Savior on the Blood, Alexander Nevsky Lavra.

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