Where is Pskov?
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Pskov is one of the most ancient cities of Russia. Pskov was first mentioned in the annals in 903. Until the beginning of the 18th century, the city was one of the largest in Russia - the Pskov Fortress, which defended the city, consisted of five powerful rings and made it almost impregnable, opening up wide opportunities for using it as one of the largest shopping centers.
Today Pskov covers an area of only 95 km.2and its population is 206 thousand people. Perhaps every citizen of Russia has heard of Pskov, but not everyone knows where he is and what are the features of the situation of this city. Let's deal with this.
Location of the city and its features
Pskov stands on the Great River in the place of its confluence with the Pskov River. The city is located in the very center of the Pskov lowland.
The length of the city from north to south is 9.2 km, from west to east - 10 km. Height above sea level - 46.5 m.
From Pskov to Moscow - 750 kilometers to the southeast, the city lives with the capital of our country in one time zone +3 hours to UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).
From Pskov to the cultural capital of Russia - St. Petersburg is only 278 kilometers. Also from Pskov, it is quite close to the Baltic capitals - 300 km to Riga (Latvia), 360 km to Tallinn (Estonia), 440 km to Vilnius (Lithuania).
The climate of Pskov is moderately continental, humid. Average monthly temperature in January: -8 degrees, in July +20 degrees.