Quick facts about Moscow

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  • Area

    over 1,091 sq km

  • Location

    European part of Russian Federation, between the Oka and the Volga Rivers, on the Moskva River.

  • Geographic coordinates

    55 45 N, 37 37 E

  • Population

    approx 10,407,000 (2005 est.)

  • Foundation

    1147, by Duke Yuri Dolgorukiy

  • Climate

    The climate varies from intensely cold winters to swelteringly hot summers.

  • UTC/GMT Offset

    UTC/GMT + 3 hours

  • Area code

    495

  • Major attractions

    Kremlin, Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, Poklonnaya Mountain, Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

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