St Petersburg, Russia, satellite image

St Petersburg, Russia, satellite image

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Caption: St Petersburg, Russia, satellite image. St Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia, with 4.7 million inhabitants (2002). It is the world's northernmost city with a population of over one million. It lies on the Neva River where it runs into the Baltic Sea, and it is a major port. The city was founded in 1703, but it was known as Petrograd (1914-1924) and Leningrad (1924-1991) before reverting to its historical name after the fall of the Soviet Union. This image was taken on 27th August 2002.

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Keywords: 2002, 21st century, 27/08/2002, 27th august 2002, baltic, city, earth observation, europe, european, from space, leningrad, petrograd, river neva, russia, russian, satellite, satellite image, st petersburg, urbanisation, urbanization

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