Where is Kaliningrad?
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The most western region of Russia is the Kaliningrad region, the capital of which is the city of Kaliningrad. Let us consider in more detail where Kaliningrad is located.
Like many cities, Kaliningrad appeared on the banks of the river - Pregel, which belongs to the basin of the Kaliningrad Bay, and it, in turn, belongs to the Baltic Sea. Thus, Kaliningrad was entrenched not only with a significant cultural, but also with a port function.
In addition, it is worth noting that the region, the center of which is Kaliningrad, is surrounded by European states - Poland and Lithuania. With them, it has extended borders.
As for the relief of Kaliningrad, it is mostly flat, only the northern part of the city surpasses the rest in height. On the territory of many water bodies, in particular, ponds, lakes and streams, as well as a variety of quarries.
Kaliningrad is also part of the North-West Federal District and ranks second in terms of population in this district.It is not so remote from St. Petersburg and Moscow, which makes it accessible to tourists. And proximity to European countries allows more mobile travel not only within it, but also nearby in neighboring countries. The distance to the northern capital is just over 950 km, and to Moscow - just over 110 km.