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Leningrad Oblast (Russian: Ленингра́дская о́бласть, tr.: Leningradskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast) located in the Northwestern Federal District and named after the revolutionary Vladimir Lenin. It contains Saint Petersburg, formerly known as Leningrad (1924–1991), but is administratively separate from it. Image File history File links Leningrad_Oblast_Flag. ... Image File history File links RussiaLeningrad2005. ... There exist many possible systems for transliterating the Cyrillic alphabet of the Russian language to English or the Latin alphabet. ... Russia is a federation which consists of 89 subjects (Russian: субъект(Ñ‹); English transliteration: subyekty, sing. ... Oblast (Czech: oblast, Slovak: oblasÅ¥, Russian and Ukrainian: , Belarusian: , Bulgarian: о́бласт) refers to a subnational entity in some countries. ... Northwestern Federal District (Russian: Се́веро-За́падный федера́льный о́круг; tr. ... (help· info) (Владимир Ильич Ленин) IPA: born Ulyanov (April 22 [O.S. April 10] 1870 – January 21, 1924), was a Communist revolutionary of Russia, the leader of the Bolshevik party, the first Premier of the Soviet Union, and the main theorist of Leninism, which he described as an adaptation of Marxism to the... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland... Geographical renaming is the act of changing the name of a geographical feature or area. ...


The oblast was historically known as Ingria (until 1927). The Ingrian flag Map of Karelia giving an idea of where Ingria lies. ...


The oblast has an area of 84,500 km² and population 1,669,205 as of 2002 All-Russian Population Census. Aside from Saint Petersburg, Kolpino is the largest city with around 160,000 inhabitants. Leningrad Oblast managed to retain its name after the fall of the Soviet Union in spite of the city proper Leningrad's change. For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... Kolpino (Колпино in Russian) is a city in the Leningrad Oblast in Russia, located on the Izhora River (Nevas tributary) some 26 km southeast of St. ...

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Geography

Time zone

Leningrad Oblast is located in the Moscow Time Zone (MSK/MSD). UTC offset is +0300 (MSK)/+0400 (MSD). Image File history File links RTZ2. ... Time zones of Europe: Moscow Time (MSK) is the time zone 3 hours ahead of UTC (UTC+3). ... Coordinated Universal Time or UTC, also sometimes referred to as Zulu time or Z, is an atomic realization of Universal Time (UT) or Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the astronomical basis for civil time. ...

Administrative divisions

Districts

Leningrad Oblast consists of 17 districts (raions) and 1 volost: See rayon for the textile made of processed cellulose. ... Volost or volost (Russian: ) was a traditional administrative subdivision in Russia. ...

  • Boksitogorsky (Бокситогорский) - principal town Boksitogorsk
  • Gatchinsky (Гатчинский) - principal town Gatchina
  • Kingiseppsky (Кингисеппский) - features medieval fortresses in Koporye, Yamburg, and Ivangorod. Principal town Kingisepp.
  • Kirishsky (Киришский)
  • Kirovsky (Кировский)
  • Lodeynopolsky (Лодейнопольский) - principal town Lodeynoye Polye, close to Alexandro-Svirsky Monastery
  • Lomonosovsky (Ломоносовский) - principal town Oranienbaum
  • Luzhsky (Лужский)- principal town Luga
  • Podporozhsky (Подпорожский)
  • Priozersky (Приозерский) - principal town Priozersk
  • Slantsevsky (Сланцевский)- principal town Slantsy
  • Tikhvinsky (Тихвинский) - principal town Tikhvin
  • Tosnensky (Тосненский) - principal town Tosno
  • Volkhovsky (Волховский) - principal town Volkhov, also containing the first Russian capital, Old Ladoga
  • Volosovsky (Волосовский)
  • Vsevolozhsky (Всеволожский) - centered on the industrial suburb of Vsevolozhsk
  • Vyborgsky (Выборгский) - principal town Vyborg
  • Koltushskaya Volost (Колтушская волость)

Gatchina is the city of 84900 inhabitants in the Leningrad oblast of the Russian Federation, 45 km south of St Petersburg by the road leading to Pskov. ... Koporye Fortress near St Petersburg Koporye (Russian: Копорье) is a historic village in Russia, about 100 km to the west of St Petersburg, which contains some of the most impressive medieval ruins in Russia. ... St Catherine Cathedral of Yamburg was built in 1764-1782 to a late baroque design by Antonio Rinaldi. ... The reconstructed fortress of Narva (to the left) overlooking the Russian fortress of Ivangorod (to the right). ... 19th-century view of both Svirsky monasteries. ... For the town adjacent to Oranienbaum that formerly shared this name, see Lomonosov, Russia. ... Priozersk (Приозерск) is a town on the Karelian Isthmus, in the Leningrad Oblast of Russia, centered on an island at the southwestern shore of Lake Ladoga, at the estuary of the northern armlet of River Vuoksi (Вуокса (Vuoksa) in Russian). ... A building in Slantsy with the towns coat of arms Slantsy (Russian: ) is a town in, and the administrative center of, Slantsevsky District of Leningrad Oblast, Russia, situated on the Plyussa River 192 km from St. ... Tikhvin (Russian: Тихвин) is a town in the northeast of Leningrad Oblast of Russia, 200 km East of St. ... Volkhov may refer to Volkhov River in Russia, Volkhov, Russia, a city. ... The fortress of Ladoga was built in stone in the 12th century and rebuilt 400 years later. ... Volosovo (Russian: Волосово) is a city near St. ... A view of Vyborg from the castle tower Vyborg (Cyrillic: Выборг, Finnish: Viipuri, Swedish: Viborg, German: Wiburg) is a town with 70,000 inhabitants on the Karelian Isthmus in Russia, near the head of the Bay of Vyborg, 130 km to the northwest of Saint Petersburg, 38 km south from Russia...

External links

  • (English) Official website of Leningrad Oblast.
  • (Russian) Official website of Leningrad Oblast.
  • (English) Map of Leningrad Oblast


Administrative subdivisions of Russia Flag of Russia
Federal subjects
Republics Adygeya | Altai | Bashkortostan | Buryatia | Chechnya | Chuvashia | Dagestan | Ingushetia | Kabardino-Balkaria | Karelia | Khakassia | Komi | Kalmykia | Karachay-Cherkessia | Mari El | Mordovia | North Ossetia-Alania | Sakha | Tatarstan | Tuva | Udmurtia
Krais Altai | Khabarovsk | Krasnodar | Krasnoyarsk1 | Perm | Primorsky | Stavropol
Oblasts Amur | Arkhangelsk | Astrakhan | Belgorod | Bryansk | Chelyabinsk | Chita | Irkutsk2 | Ivanovo | Kaliningrad | Kaluga | Kamchatka3 | Kemerovo | Kirov | Kostroma | Kurgan | Kursk | Leningrad | Lipetsk | Magadan | Moscow | Murmansk | Nizhny Novgorod | Novgorod | Novosibirsk | Omsk | Orenburg | Oryol | Penza | Pskov | Rostov | Ryazan | Sakhalin | Samara | Saratov | Smolensk | Sverdlovsk | Tambov | Tomsk | Tula | Tver | Tyumen | Ulyanovsk | Vladimir | Volgograd | Vologda | Voronezh | Yaroslavl
Federal cities Moscow | St. Petersburg
Autonomous oblast Jewish
Autonomous districts Aga Buryatia | Chukotka | Evenkia1 | Khantia-Mansia | Koryakia3 | Nenetsia | Taymyria1 | Ust-Orda Buryatia2 | Yamalia
  1. On 1 January 2007, Evenkia and Taymyria will be merged into Krasnoyarsk Krai.
  2. A referendum is to be held on 16 April 2006 on merging Ust-Orda Buryatia into Irkutsk Oblast. If the result is in favour, the merger will take effect on 1 January 2008.
  3. On 1 July 2007, Kamchatka Oblast and Koryakia will merge to form Kamchatka Krai.
Federal districts
Central | Far Eastern | Northwestern | Siberian | Southern | Urals | Volga

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