Saint Petersburg, Leningrad Oblast, Northwest, Russia

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Saint Petersburg, formerly known as Petrograd and later Leningrad, is the second-largest city in Russia. It is situated on the Neva River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. Saint Petersburg is the fmost populous city on the Baltic Sea. As Russia's Imperial capital, and a historically strategic port, it is governed as a federal city.

Saint Petersburg is known as the "Cultural Capital of Russia", and received over 15ย million tourists in 2018. It is considered an important economic, scientific, cultural, and tourism centre of Russia and Europe. In modern times, the city has the nickname of the "Northern Capital" and serves as a home to some federal government bodies such as the Constitutional Court of Russia and the Heraldic Council of the President of the Russian Federation. It is also a seat for the National Library of Russia and a planned location for the Supreme Court of Russia, as well as the home to the headquarters of the Russian Navy, and the Western Military District of the Russian Armed Forces. The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Saint Petersburg is home to the Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world, the Lakhta Center, the tallest skyscraper in Europe, and was one of the host cities of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2020.

Saint Petersburg, Leningrad Oblast, Northwest, Russia 
<b>Saint Petersburg, Leningrad Oblast, Northwest, Russia</b>
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Saint Petersburg is rated Beta โˆ’ by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Beta level cities are cities that link moderate economic regions to the world economy.

Saint Petersburg is the #110 city in the world according to the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) which evaluates and ranks the competitiveness of the major financial centres of the world according to a wide range of criteria โ€“ Human Capital, Business, Finance, Infrastructure and Reputation.

Saint Petersburg has a population of over 4,661,219 people. Saint Petersburg also forms the centre of the wider Saint Petersburg metropolitan area which has a population of over 5,383,890 people. Saint Petersburg is ranked #199 for startups with a score of 2.14.

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