Sites & cities that bear the name of Novgorod


Today in : Russian Federation
First trace of activity : 859 C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Великий Новгород, Veliki Novgorod, Novgorod Veliky, Novgorod the Great

Description : Veliky Novgorod (Russian: Вели́кий Но́вгород, IPA: [vʲɪˈlʲikʲɪj ˈnovɡərət]), also known as Novgorod the Great, or Novgorod Veliky, or just Novgorod, is with its more than 1000 years history one of the oldest and most important historic cities in Russia, which serves as the administrative center of Novgorod Oblast. It is situated on the M10 federal highway connecting Moscow and Saint Petersburg. The city lies along the Volkhov River just downstream from its outflow from Lake Ilmen. UNESCO recognized Novgorod as a World Heritage Site in 1992. Population: 218,717 (2010 Census); 216,856 (2002 Census); 229,126 (1989 Census).At its peak during the 14th century, the city was the capital of the Novgorod Republic and one of Europe's largest cities.

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