Nizhny Novgorod

capital of the Nizhny Novgorod Oblast and the Volga Federal District in central Russia
There is also a town Velikiy Novgorod with Novgorod in its name

Nizhny Novgorod (Russian:Ни́жний Но́вгород, often shortened to Nizhny) is the fourth largest city in Russia. The first three are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Kazan. Nizhny Novgorod had a population of 1,249,861 in 2021, and one of 1,438,133 in 1989. It is the economic and cultural center of the vast Volga-Vyatka economic region, and also the administrative center of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast and Volga Federal District.

Nizhny Novgorod
Нижний Новгород
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Flag of Nizhny Novgorod
Official seal of Nizhny Novgorod
Etymology: nizhegorodian
Poket of Russia
All together for one
Russian: Купно за едино
Location of Nizhny Novgorod
Location of Nizhny Novgorod
Coordinates: 56°15′25″N 43°55′57″E / 56.256833°N 43.932522°E / 56.256833; 43.932522Coordinates: 56°15′25″N 43°55′57″E / 56.256833°N 43.932522°E / 56.256833; 43.932522
Country Russia
Federal DistrictVolga
RegionNizhny Novgorod Oblast
 • TypeCity Duma
 • BodyNizhny Novgorod City Duma
 • MayorYury Shalabaev (United Russia)
 • City410.68 km2 (158.56 sq mi)
 • Metro
514.56 km2 (198.67 sq mi)
200 m (700 ft)
 • City1,249,861
 • Rank6th
Time zone
Moscow TimeUTC+03:00
ZIP Code
ISO 3166 codeNIZ

From 1932 to 1990 the city was known as Gorky (Russian: Го́рький) after the writer Maxim Gorky.

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