Where is Vologda?

Olga Kravchenko
Olga Kravchenko
April 26, 2015
Where is Vologda?

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Vologda is one of the oldest cities in Russia. The first mention of it falls on the middle of the XII century. Vologda is the administrative center of the Vologda region. Despite its antiquity and administrative significance, it is a relatively small city with a population of about 300 thousand people.

Where is Vologda? Vologda is located in the European part of Russia, in its north. Just 450 km from the city is our capital - Moscow. Vologda is one of the most important transport hubs in this part of the country.

Vologda region borders with many regions of Russia. In the north, these are the Arkhangelsk Region and the Republic of Karelia, in the west - the Leningrad Region, in the east - the Kirov Region and in the south - the Kostroma and Yaroslavl Regions.

The total area of ​​the entire territory of Vologda is 116 km². The length from west to east is about 16 km, from north to south - 10 km.

The largest river in the city has the same name as the city. In addition to it, there are about ten small rivers flowing into the Vologda River in the city. The most significant of them are Zolotuha and Shorgash.Vologda is located on both banks of the river.

Vologda has a hilly landscape formed during the melting of glaciers. Also in the region there are a large number of lakes and ponds.

Vologda is in a zone of temperate continental climate, which provides not too cold winters and a fairly warm summer. However, the weather in the region is unstable, frosts in spring and sudden thaws are possible in winter. On the territory of Vologda there is a huge amount of priceless monuments of culture, architecture and art.

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