Transportation: Saint Petersburg, a major transport hub is the center of the local road and railway system. It has a seaport and many river ports that provide access to the city. Six major railway stations serve the city from various directions. Three beautiful, old-fashioned trains such as the Sibelius, the Repin and the Tolstoi operate on Helsinki, Finland via Vyborg, Kouvola and Lahti. Pulkovo Airport in the city deals with both domestic as well as international flights. The city also has the tram network for public, which is the world's largest in terms of track length. The Saint Petersburg Metro system that includes four lines is another mode of transportation.
Tourist Attractions: The city draws in tourists from the entire globe with its charm and beauty.
Places of Attraction: The Neva River gives a unique and class attraction to the city. The water bodies around the city gave it the title 'Venice of the North'. Tourists often gather here to watch the 'white nights' as well as the bridges drawn and lowered for the ship to pass up and down the river. It is also known as the city of palaces as the city holds many palaces like Summer Palace, Summer Garden, Kikin Hall and the Menshikov Palace, Winter Palace, Stroganov palace, the Vorontsov palace, the Anichkov Palace and Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace.
The city also has number of churches which are attracted by pilgrims. St Isaac's Cathedral is the largest church in the city and one of the biggest domed buildings in the world.
|LOCATION||Located in northwestern Russia on the delta of the Neva River at the east end of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea.|
|GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATES||Latitude 59º56'0? N, Longitude 30º20'0? E|
|AREA||1439 sq. km|
Saint Petersburg Government is of federal nature. The Government in Saint Petersburg Russia, functions according to a charter adopted in 1998 by the city legislature. The executive body of Saint Petersburg government is headed by a Governor and supported by Saint Petersburg City Administration. The legislature of Saint Petersburg is unicameral.
Russia Saint Petersburg ExecutiveSaint Petersburg executive is headed by Governor Vladimir Yakovlev who is aided by a team of Vice-Governors. Saint Petersburg Governor is nominated by the Russian President under approval from local legislators. The Governor is the Chairman of the Saint Petersburg Government. The Vice-Governors head a Committee each, namely:
- Head of Governor's Chancery - Executive Vice-Governor Yury Antonov
- Chairman of Juridical Committee - Executive Vice-Governor Michael Mikhailovsky
- Head of Foreign Relations Committee - Executive Vice-Governor Gennady Tkachyov
- Head of Press and Public Relations Committee - Executive Vice-Governor Alexander Potekhin
- Chairman of the Housing Department - Executive Vice-Governor Alexander Smirnov (temporary assignment)
Saint Petersburg City DistrictsFor administrative convenience the city of Saint Petersburg is divided into eighteen districts, namely: Petrodvortsovy, Krasnoselsky, Moskovsky, Pushkinsky, Kolpinsky, Fruzensky, Nevsky, Tsentralny, Krasnogvardeysky, Kalininsky, Vyborgsky, Kurortny, Primorsky, Petrogradsky, Vasileostrovsky, Admiralteysky, Kirovsky, and Kronshtadtsky.
Each of these districts is subdivided into municipal towns, municipal settlements, and municipal okrugs. There are 9 municipal towns, 21 municipal settlements and 81 municipal okrugs within Saint Petersburg city.
Saint Petersburg Banks cater to the commercial and monetary needs of the residents, and business houses of St. Petersburg city. Banks in Saint Petersburg are either owned by the state, or private owners, or by share holders. Multi-national banks also have operations in Saint Petersburg. Saint Petersburg bank functions include retail banking, corporate banking, foreign currency exchange, deposit services, loans, and debit and credit card services.
The leading Saint Petersburg commercial banks include:
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Saint Petersburg Banks offer foreign currency exchange services to tourists through most of the commercial branches.