Statistics of cultural life

ST. PETERSBURG WAS FOUNDED ON 27 MAY 1703

 

The city has had different names during the course of its history:

  • St. Petersburg – 1703–1914
  • Petrograd – 1914–1924
  • Leningrad – 1924–1991

 

The historical name of St. Petersburg was readopted on 6 September 1991.
 

The historical center of St. Petersburg and the groups of monuments connected with it are inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
 

Area of St. Petersburg, sq. km
1 439
Inhabitants
4 570 880
Districts
18
Islands
34
Bridges
230
Churches:
Orthodox
Other denominations
187
162
25