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Quick facts about Smolensk

Area: 166,35 sq km
Location: Smolensk is a city in Western Russia, an important port on the Dnieper River.
Geographic
coordinates:
54 79 N, 32 05 E
Population: approx 350,000 (2005 est.)
Foundation: 863
Climate: The climate of Smolensk is moderate-continental with a warm summer and cold winter. The average annual temperature is 4,6 degrees above zero. The coldest month is January (-9,4 C), the warmest is July (+17,1 C).
UTC/GMT Offset: UTC/GMT + 3 hours
Area code: 0812
Major attractions: Kremlin and town walls, Uspensky Cathedral, several 12th-century churches, monuments to Kutuzov and to the composer M. I. Glinka.
Popular attractions:Smolensk Fortress, In the World of Fairytales Children's Museum,