St.Petersburg City Passport
St. Petersburg is located at the eastern tip of the Gulf of Finland. Geographical coordinates of the city center are 59° 57' North latitude and 30° 19' East longitude. St. Petersburg, situated at the junction of sea, river and land routes, is the Russia’s gateway to Europe, its strategic center and the closest city to the European Union countries. Inland waters cover about 10% of the city.
Area (with administratively subordinated territories) covers 1439 km2.
Population is 5 million and 123,6 thousand people (as of 1 December 2013 according to Petrostat data). St. Petersburg is the second (after Moscow) largest city of the Russian Federation and the third largest city (after Moscow and London) in Europe.
St. Petersburg is the administrative center of the North-West Federal District, which has significant natural resource potential, highly developed industry and dense transportation network, providing links of the Russian Federation with the outside world through sea ports in the Baltic and the Arctic Ocean.
The city hosts the following institutions:
• The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation;
• regional offices of federal ministries and departments;
• representation of 24 entities and 2 cities in the Russian Federation;
• 64 consular offices of foreign countries;
• offices of international organizations: CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly, Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the Eurasian Economic Community, the Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers, representatives of international organizations, funds and associations, UN agencies and representative offices and branches of international banks.
• offices of international cultural institutions: the Goethe German Cultural Center, the French Institute, the Finnish Institute, the Dutch Institute, the Danish Cultural Institute, the Israeli Cultural Center and the Italian Cultural Institute.
• Poland’s House and Finnish House, representative of Stockholm and Helsinki;
• Representatives of chambers of commerce and business centers of foreign countries.