Leningrad Oblast

Leningrad Oblast is a region of named for the old name of its principal city, Leningrad, now known as . It borders to the southwest, and the Gulf of Finland to the west, to the northwest, and Lake Ladoga to the north, to the east, and to the south.

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, known as Petrograd in 1914-1924 and Leningrad in 1924-1991, is the second largest city of Russia, with 5 million inhabitants, and the former capital of the Russian Empire.

or Petergof, known as Petrodvorets from 1944 to 1992, is a municipal town within Petrodvortsovy District of the federal city of , on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland.

, Finnish: Vanha Laatokka), or the Aldeigjuborg of Norse sagas, is a village in , located on the mighty Volkhov River eight km north of the town of Volkhov.


is a metropolitan district surrounded by , centered on .

comprises the part of from the border to the federal city of .

The is the northwestern part of .

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English:  Leningradskaya Oblast' Finnish:  Leningradin alue French:  Oblast de Léningrad German:  Leningrad Karelian:  Leningradin aloveh Rundi:  Ленинградская Область Russian:  Ленинградская область Swedish:  Leningrad oblast

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