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Nizhny Novgorod

En NameNizhny Novgorod
Ru NameНижний Новгород
Image SkylineC0315-NN-Kremlin-seen-from-Kanavino-Bridge.jpg
Image CaptionView of Nizhny Novgorod
Map Label Positionright
Image FlagFlag of Nizhny Novgorod.svg
Flag CaptionFlag of Nizhny Novgorod
Image CoaCoat of arms Nizhny Novgorod.gif
Coa CaptionCoat of arms of Nizhny Novgorod
HolidaySecond Sunday of September
Federal SubjectNizhny Novgorod Oblast
Adm Data As OfJuly 2009
Adm Ctr OfNizhny Novgorod Oblast
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Inhabloc CatCity
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Inhabloc TypeCity of oblast significance
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Mun Data As OfSeptember 2009
Urban Okrug JurNizhny Novgorod Urban Okrug
Leader TitleHead
Leader NameOleg Sorokin
Representative BodyCity Duma
Area Km2410.68
Pop 2010census1250600
Pop 2010census Rank5th
Pop 2002census1311252
Pop 2002census Rank4th
Established Date1221
Current Cat Date1221
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Prev Name1Nizhny Novgorod
Prev Name1 DateSeptember 1932
Prev Name1 Ref
Prev Name2Gorky
Prev Name2 DateOctober 22, 1990
Postal Codesin the 603000 603998 range
Dialing Codes831
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DateSeptember 2009

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Nizhny Novgorod ( ), colloquially shortened to Nizhny, is, with the population of 1,250,600, the fifth largest city in Russia, ranking after Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, and Yekaterinburg. It is the economic and cultural center of the vast Volga-Vyatka economic region, and also the administrative center of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast and Volga Federal District.

From 1932 to 1990, the city was known as Gorky ( , -ruˈɡorʲkʲɪjIPA), after the writer Maxim Gorky who was born there.

The city is an important economic, transport and cultural center of the Russian Federation.

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