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Novgorod
VELIKY NOVGOROD (Russian : Вели́кий Но́вгород; IPA: ), also known as NOVGOROD THE GREAT, or NOVGOROD VELIKY, or just NOVGOROD, is one of the most important historic cities in Russia
Russia
, which serves as the administrative center of Novgorod Oblast . It is situated on the M10 federal highway connecting Moscow
Moscow
and St. Petersburg . The city lies along the Volkhov River
Volkhov River
just downstream from its outflow from Lake Ilmen . UNESCO
UNESCO
recognized Novgorod as a World Heritage Site
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
Novgorod Republic
and one of Europe's largest cities
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Postal Codes In Russia
Russian Post has a system of postal codes (Russian : почтовый индекс, pochtovyy indeks) based on the federal subject a place is located in. Each postal code consists of six digits with first three referring to the federal subject or the administrative division with special status. Some larger subjects begin with several three-digit codes. For instance, Moscow
Moscow
's postal codes fall in range from 101 to 129. Larger cities/towns have a "pochtamt" (Russian : почтамт, from German Postamt), or a Main Post Office, which is assigned the main postal code for the city. For instance Moscow's Pochtamt has a postal code of 101000. One street in a big city can have several postal codes; for instance in Saint Petersburg (with postal codes falling in the range of 190-199), Kirochnaya Street has the following postal codes: 191028, 191123, 191124, 191015, 191014, which are based on house numbers
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World Heritage Site
A WORLD HERITAGE SITE is a landmark or area which has been officially recognized by the United Nations
United Nations
, specifically by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO
UNESCO
). Sites are selected on the basis of having cultural, historical, scientific or some other form of significance, and they are legally protected by international treaties. UNESCO
UNESCO
regards these sites as being important to the collective interests of humanity
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UTC+03
UTC+03:00 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of +03. In areas using this time offset, the time is three hours later than the Coordinated Universal Time
Coordinated Universal Time
(UTC) . Following the ISO 8601 standard, a time with this offset would be written as, for example, 2017-08-08T05:53:13+03:00 (boldface only here to be clear). Some areas in the world use UTC+03:00 all year, other areas only part of the year
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Moscow Time
MOSCOW TIME (Russian : Моско́вское вре́мя) is the time zone for the city of Moscow
Moscow
, Russia
Russia
, Belarus
Belarus
, and most of western Russia, including Saint Petersburg . It is the second-westernmost of the eleven time zones of Russia
Russia
. It has been set to UTC+3
UTC+3
permanently on 26 October 2014; before that date it had been set to UTC+4
UTC+4
year-round since 27 March 2011. Moscow
Moscow
Time is used to schedule trains, ships, etc. throughout Russia, while airplane travel is scheduled using local time
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Population Density
POPULATION DENSITY (in agriculture : standing stock and standing crop ) is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density . It is frequently applied to living organisms , and most of the time to humans . It is a key geographical term. CONTENTS* 1 Biological population densities * 1.1 Human
Human
population density * 1.1.1 By political boundaries * 1.1.2 Other methods of measurement * 2 See also * 2.1 Lists of entities by population density * 3 References * 4 External links BIOLOGICAL POPULATION DENSITIES Population
Population
density is population divided by total land area or water volume, as appropriate. Low densities may cause an extinction vortex and lead to further reduced fertility. This is called the Allee effect after the scientist who identified it
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Time In Russia
There are eleven TIME ZONES IN RUSSIA , which currently observe times ranging from UTC+02:00 to UTC+12:00 . Daylight saving time
Daylight saving time
is not used in Russia
Russia
(since March 2011)
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Table Of World Heritage Sites By Country
As of July 2017, there are a total of 1,073 World Heritage Sites located in 167 "States Parties" Of the 1,073 sites, 832 are cultural , 206 are natural and 35 are mixed properties. The countries have been divided by the World Heritage Committee
World Heritage Committee
into five geographic zones: Africa
Africa
, Arab States
Arab States
, Asia and the Pacific , Europe
Europe
and North America , and Latin America
Latin America
and the Caribbean
Caribbean
. The country with the most number of sites (including sites shared with other countries) is Italy, with 53 entries. The country with the most number of sites by itself alone (excluding sites shared with other countries) is China, with 51 entries
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World Heritage Committee
The WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE establishes the sites to be listed as UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage Sites . It decides about inscriptions on the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger, monitors the state of conservation of the World Heritage properties, defines the use of the World Heritage Fund and allocates financial assistance upon requests from States Parties. It is composed of 21 state parties that are elected by the GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF STATES PARTIES for a four-year term. According to the World Heritage Convention, a committee member's term of office is for six years, however many states parties choose voluntarily to be Members of the Committee for only four years, in order to give other states' parties an opportunity to be on the committee. All members elected at the 15th General Assembly (2005) voluntarily decided to reduce their period of term of office from six to four years
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Baltics
Coordinates : 55°N 24°E / 55°N 24°E / 55; 24 The BALTIC STATES, also known as the BALTIC COUNTRIES, BALTIC REPUBLICS, BALTIC NATIONS, or simply, the BALTICS (Estonian : Balti riigid, Baltimaad, Latvian : Baltijas valstis, Lithuanian : Baltijos valstybės), are the three countries in northern Europe
Europe
on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea : Estonia
Estonia
, Latvia
Latvia
and Lithuania
Lithuania
. The Baltic states
Baltic states
cooperate on a regional level in several intergovernmental organizations , principally through the Baltic Assembly
Baltic Assembly

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Byzantium
BYZANTION or BYZANTIUM (/bᵻˈzæntiəm, bᵻˈzænʃəm/ ; Greek : Βυζάντιον Byzántion) was an ancient Greek colony in early antiquity that later became Constantinople
Constantinople
, and later Istanbul
Istanbul
. Byzantium
Byzantium
was colonized by the Greeks
Greeks
from Megara in c. 657 BC. CONTENTS * 1 Name * 2 History * 2.1 Emblem * 3 Notable people * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 Sources * 7 External links NAMEThe etymology of Byzantion is unknown. It has been suggested that the name is of Thraco -Illyrian origin. It may be derived from a Thracian or Illyrian personal name, Byzas . Ancient Greek legend refers to a king Byzas , the leader of the Megarian colonists and founder of the city. The form Byzantium
Byzantium
is a Latinisation of the original name
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Soviet Census (1989)
The 1989 SOVIET CENSUS (Russian : Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989, "1989 All-Union Census"), conducted between 12-19 January of that year, was the last one that took place in the former USSR . The census found the total population to be 286,730,819 inhabitants. In 1989, the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
ranked as the third most populous in the world, above the United States
United States
(with 248,709,873 inhabitants according to the 1 April 1990 census), although it was well behind China
China
and India
India
. CONTENTS * 1 Statistics * 2 SSR Rankings * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 Further reading * 6 External links STATISTICSIn 1989, about half of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
's total population lived in the Russian SFSR
Russian SFSR
, and approximately one-sixth (18%) of them in Ukraine
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UNESCO World Heritage Site
A WORLD HERITAGE SITE is a landmark or area which has been officially recognized by the United Nations , specifically by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO ). Sites are selected on the basis of having cultural, historical, scientific or some other form of significance, and they are legally protected by international treaties. UNESCO regards these sites as being important to the collective interests of humanity
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Administrative Center
An ADMINISTRATIVE CENTRE is a seat of regional administration or local government , or a county town , or the place where the central administration of a commune is located. In countries which have French as one of their administrative languages (such as Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland or many African countries) and in some other countries (such as Italy, cf. cognate capoluogo), a CHEF-LIEU (French pronunciation: ​ , plural form chefs-lieux (literally "chief place" or "head place"), is a town or city that is pre-eminent from an administrative perspective. The ‘f’ in chef-lieu is pronounced, in contrast to chef-d'oeuvre where it is mute
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UNESCO
The UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO; French : Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris
Paris
. Its declared purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educational, scientific, and cultural reforms in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law , and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter . It is the successor of the League of Nations
League of Nations
' International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation . UNESCO
UNESCO
has 195 member states and ten associate members. Most of its field offices are "cluster" offices covering three or more countries; national and regional offices also exist
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Russian Census (2010)
The RUSSIAN CENSUS OF 2010 (Russian : Всеросси́йская пе́репись населе́ния 2010 го́да) is the first census of the Russian Federation population since 2002 and the second after the dissolution of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
. Preparations for the census began in 2007 and it took place between October 14 and October 25
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