Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod (Russian: Великий Новгород, lit. 'Great Newtown', .mw-parser-output .IPA-label-small{font-size:85%}.mw-parser-output .references .IPA-label-small,.mw-parser-output .infobox .IPA-label-small,.mw-parser-output .navbox .IPA-label-small{font-size:100%}IPA: [vʲɪˈlʲikʲɪj ˈnovɡərət]),[11] also known simply as Novgorod (Новгород), is the largest city and administrative centre of Novgorod Oblast, Russia. It is one of the oldest cities in Russia,[12] being first mentioned in the 9th century. The city lies along the Volkhov River just downstream from its outflow from Lake Ilmen and is situated on the M10 federal highway connecting Moscow and Saint Petersburg. UNESCO recognized Novgorod as a World Heritage Site in 1992. The city has a population of 224,286 (2021 Census).[13]At its peak during the 14th century, the city was the capital of the Novgorod Republic and was one of Europe's largest cities.[14] The "Veliky" ("great") part was added to the city's name in 1999.[15]