18 Facts About Nizhny Novgorod


Nizhny Novgorod is the sixth-largest city in Russia, the second-most populous city on the Volga, as well as the Volga Federal District.

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The demonym for a Nizhny Novgorod resident is "???????????" for male or "???????????" for female, rendered in English as Nizhegorodian.

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Nizhny Novgorod was one of the host cities of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Later a major stronghold for border protection, Nizhny Novgorod fortress took advantage of a natural moat formed by the two rivers.

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Nizhny Novgorod'storical coat of arms of Nizhny Novgorod in 1781 was a red deer with black horns and hooves on a white field.

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In 1817, the Makaryev Fair, one of the liveliest in the world, was transferred to Nizhny Novgorod and started to attract millions of visitors annually.

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Nizhny Novgorod is the administrative center of Volga Federal District and Nizhny Novgorod Oblast.

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Nizhny Novgorod is divided by the Oka River into two distinct parts.

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Nizhny Novgorod is the sixth-largest city in Russia, ranking after Moscow, St Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Kazan.

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Nizhny Novgorod receives on average 1 775 hours of sunshine a year.

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Nizhny Novgorod is one of the centers of the IT industry in Russia.

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In Nizhny Novgorod, there are a number of offshore outsourcing software developers, including Bell Integrator, Itseez, Tecom, Luximax Systems Ltd.

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Nizhny Novgorod has been chosen as one of four sites for building an IT-oriented technology park – a special zone that has an established infrastructure and enjoys a favorable tax and customs policy.

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Nizhny Novgorod City Rail is a network of railway transport in the city.

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Nizhny Novgorod is an important center of Volga cargo and passenger shipping.

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Nizhny Novgorod is served by Strigino International Airport, which has direct flights to major Russian cities, Europe and the Middle East.

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Art gallery in Nizhny Novgorod is a large and important art gallery and museums of human history and culture.

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Nizhny Novgorod is the center of television and radio broadcasting in the region and the Volga Federal District.

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