80,500 sq km (the territory of the Nizhny Novgorod region)
Located 400 km to the east from Moscow and is the third largest city in Russia.
56 20 N, 44 10 E
approx 1,361,500 (2005 est.)
The climate of the region is moderate and continental.
UTC/GMT + 3 hours
Kremlin, Pechersky Monastery, Smolenskaya and Rozhdestvenskaya Churches.