Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Moscow to double its size up to 251,000 hectares
12.07.2011 09:33
Moscow to double its size up to 251,000 hectares

The capital of Russia, Moscow, may double its size. An international financial district might be established in the Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye district west of Moscow.

Moscow is to grow to cover 251,000 hectares, up 2.4 times from its current 107,000 hectares, told Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on Monday.

It would add 1,440 square kilometers (about 560 square miles) to the city's current territory of 1,070 square kilometers, absorbing territory from the surrounding region.

The place in question is a large strip of land from Varshavskoye Shosse to Kievskoye Shosse and to the railway ring line in the southwest," Sobyanin said after meeting with Russian President and Moscow region Governor Boris Gromov, Interfax reported.

Currently, Moscow is one of the most densely populated cities in Europe, with 11.5 million residents. That comes to 11,000 people per square kilometer (about 28,000 per square mile), compared to less than 7,000 in other major cities. The last major expansion of Moscow's boundaries was in 1961, when the city's population was 6 million.,

Author: Irina Fomina

Tags: Moscow     

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

2017 - Year Of Ecology
Plastic Roads will be Tested in Moscow
Moscow Zoo Will Be Open On Holidays
Saratov Region Changed the Clock Zone
Folklore Festival "Russian Field" Will Be Held In Tsaritsino

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
Russian Alternative Rock  Moscow Theatres  Zaitsev  Far East  Parks of Russia  Andrei Kharitonov  Russian painting  Russian business  Charity  Yevgeny Chubarov  the Kamchatka region  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  censorship in Russia  Moscow  Beach season   Restoration  Soviet Mandala  Comics  Painting  contemporary art  Russian Literature  environment  Pussy Riot,  anti-smoking  Alexander Nevsky  Russian parks  Ban on US adoptions  Boeing 787   Chelyabinsk  Russian tourism  Sergey Reznik  Ministry of Defense  Russian Rock  Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts  Russian Cinema  Russian history  Arts and Crafts  Azov  Moscow monuments  Russian Monuments  Zheleznogorsk (Kursk Oblast)  Vedomosti  Igor Butman  Russian Railways  Russian trains  Russian National Football Team   Archeology  Anatoly Chubais  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian opposition 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites