The City of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

by Jason

City of Nizhny Novgorod is The IT Center of Russia!

Nizhny Novgorod is a prime city with many of modern and historical attractions. The city is the famous center of IT industry in Russia. It is known for quality software and R& D providers in the field of Information and technology.

Nizhny Novgorod the 5th largest in Russia by the population.All you need to know about the amazing city, so  here for you!

Important Facts about Nizhny Novgorod

      • This also known as just Nizhny
      •  the fifth largest population of 1,250,619 people in Russia. (2010 data)
      • It is the administrative center of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast.
      • The city is divided in to two parts due to Oka River.
      • The city has humid continental climate.
      • The summers are warmer with average temperature of 19 degrees.
      • Winters are colder with average temperature of -9 degrees.

        History of Nizhny Novgorod

          • Its an old city founded in 1221.
          • The city was previously known as Gorky till 1990.
          • The city was incorporated in Vladimir Suzdal  Principality in 1264.
          • Grand Duke Dmitry built here many churches and historical buildings in 14th century.
              • The city has the total area of 410.68 km2
              • It is located on the hilly eastern bank of Oka River.
              • The city is divided in to two parts due to Oka River.
              • The city has one resort settlement and twelve rural localities.The fortress of the city protected the locals against Mongol attacks in 1524.

                Geography of Nizhny Novgorod

          •              Economy of Nizhny Novgorod

              • The city is the home for world renown software houses like Intel Lab, MERA Networks, Auriga, Soft Dorm and many more.
              • More than 500 local engineers are working in Intel.
              • An IT oriented technology park has also been built in the city.
              • Automobile manufacturing, Engines building, Ship building  Airplanes parts and aircraft manufacturing are the next major industries of the city.
              • Largest manufacturing units of Russia are established in this city.
              • Education in Nizhny Novgorod

              • The prominent educational institutions of the city are:
                  • Nizhny Novgorod State University
                  • Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy
                  • Nizhny Novgorod Technical University
                  • Nizhny Novgorod Institute of Information Technologies.
              • The city has twenty-five research institutions focusing on telecommunication.

                Tourism in Nizhny Novgorod

                The city is highly enriched in  culture. Famous places which grab the attentions of every tourist here, are:

                  • The Kremlin
                  • State Art Gallery
                  • Gorky Drama Theatre
                  • Museum-house of Maxim Gorky
                  • Saint Alexandr Nevsky Cathedral
                  • Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God
                  • Chkalov Staircase
                  • Museum of Folk Art
                  • Nizhny Novgorod is becoming day by day popular as major industrial and cultural center of Russia. It enjoys the status of one of the most important city  after Moscow and St. Petersburg.