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En NameKaliningrad
Ru NameКалининград
Image SkylineOld cathedral of Kaliningrad in Russia.jpg
Image CaptionOld Königsberg amid the modern Kaliningrad
Map Label Positiontop
Image CoaKgd gerb.png
Image FlagFlag of Kaliningrad.png
HolidayJuly 4; observed on the first Saturday of July
Federal SubjectKaliningrad Oblast
Adm Ctr OfKaliningrad Oblast
Inhabloc CatCity
Urban Okrug JurKaliningrad Urban Okrug
Leader TitleHead
Leader NameAlexander Yaroshuk
Representative BodyCity Council of Deputies
Area Km2215.7
Pop 2010census431491
Pop 2010census Rank40th
Pop 2002census430003
Pop 2002census Rank42nd
Established Date1255
Postal Codes236000
Dialing Codes4012
DateMay 2010

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Kaliningrad ( ; ; ; ) is a seaport and the administrative center of Kaliningrad Oblast, the Russian exclave between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea. The territory, the northern part of the former East Prussia, borders on NATO and EU members Poland and Lithuania, and is geographically separated from the rest of Russia.

Originally named Königsberg in German, the town was founded in 1255 and was part of Prussia and then of Germany until 1945, but was largely destroyed during World War II. Its ruins were occupied by the Soviet Army in 1945 and its German population forced out. It was renamed Kaliningrad in 1946 in honor of Mikhail Kalinin.

According to the preliminary results of the 2010 Census, its population was 431,491—an increase from 430,003 recorded in the 2002 Census. Its ethnic composition is 77.9% Russians, 8.0% Belarusians, 7.3% Ukrainians, 1.9% Lithuanians, 0.6% Germans, and 0.5% Poles.

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