THE NOVGOROD REGION

The Novgorod region has a rather rich history and is famous for its historical monuments such as cathedrals, vallums and monasteries. That is why it is one of the places where foreign tourists like to travel to.

The major part of the territory is occupied with swales covered with small rivers and forests. The biggest river of this region is Volkhov where Veliky Novgorod, the administrative centre, is located. There are also many lakes, the biggest ones are Valdai and Seliger. On the territory of the Novgorod region we can find three reserves – Valdaisky National Park, Rdeisky Nature Reserve and the natural monument of academician Zheleznov.

The important strategic location of the area is the reason of existence of many important railway lines connecting St. Petersburg with a number of Russian regions. All of them belong to the October Railway. The major railway routes passing through the area are the main course of the railway Moscow – St. Petersburg, continuation of Vitebsk and Ladoga directions, direct route to Novgorod through Pavlovsk, Bologoe – Dno branch line, and others.

The Novgorod region has a rather thinly scattered population which is about 630 thousand people. The most widespread nationality is Russians (86%) followed by Ukrainians (1.11%), Gipsies (0,57%) and Belorussians (0,54%).

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Location: The Novgorod region is located north-west of the Russian Federation. It shares borders with the Leningrad, Vologda, Pskov and Tver regions. The Novgorod region is a part of the north-west federal district. Time: UTC + 3 hours – Moscow Standard Time (MST). Climate:

The average temperature in the Novgorod region

   January

-6°C

February

-8°C

March

-3°C

April

5°C

May

12°C

June

17°C

July

20°C

August

15°C

September

10°C

October

5°C

November

0°C

December

-6°C