Where is Smolensk?
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Smolensk - a city in Russia, which is located in the Central Federal District, is the administrative center of the Smolensk region and was first mentioned in the year 862. 330 thousand people live in this picturesque city. It is located 378 km south-west of Moscow. Consider what other significant geographical landmarks Smolensk is attached to.
Coordinates and parameters
The geographical coordinates of the city are 54 ° N. and 32 ° E Smolensk stands in the upper reaches of the Dnieper River, which divides this settlement into two parts - the northern and southern, or Zadneprovye and the center. The city itself is located on the Smolensk Upland, 25 km from west to east and 15 km from south to north and covers an area of 166 square meters. km
City near the border
From Smolensk, only about 60 km to the west to the border of Russia and Belarus. The Smolensk region borders on the Moscow and Kaluga regions in the east, on the Bryansk region - in the south, on the Pskov and Tver regions - in the north, on the Vitebsk and Mogilev (Belarus) regions - in the west.Strategic road and railway lines Moscow - Minsk - Warsaw - Berlin pass through Smolensk. How to get to this ancient city can be found in the article How to get to Smolensk.
Finally, at different times, Smolensk was part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the Russian kingdom, the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union (RSFSR), and now the Russian Federation.