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Time:
  GMT +3 (Last Sunday in October - last Sunday in March: GMT +4)

Location:
  55°45' N 37°37' E

Altitude:
  150-200 m

Main river:
  Moskva (503km), a tributary of the River Oka

Area:
  1,081.00 km2

Population:
  10,409,200 (within the city area, 2005)

Population density:
  8,537.2 people/km2

Postal code:
  119992-123182

Dialing code:
  +7 495, +7 499 (digital network)

Weather (averages):

 Month High °C (°F) Low °C (°F) Precipitation cm
 January -6.1 (21) -11.7 (11) 3.56 (1.40)
 February -4.4 (24) -11.1 (12) 2.79 (1.10)
 March 1.1 (34) - 5.6 (22) 3.30 (1.30)
 April 9.4 (49) 1.1 (34) 3.81 (1.50)
 May 17.2 (63) 6.7 (44) 5.08 (2.00)
 June 20.6 (69) 10.6 (51) 6.60 (2.60)
 July 21.7 (71) 12.8 (55) 8.13 (3.20)
 August 20.0 (68) 11.1 (52) 7.11 (2.80)
 September 13.9 (57) 6.1 (43) 5.84 (2.30)
 October 7.2 (45) 0.6 (33) 5.08 (2.00)
 November 0.0 (32) -4.4 (24) 4.32 (1.70)
 December -3.9 (25) -8.9 (16) 4.32 (1.70)

Currency:
  Russian Ruble (currently $1 is very approximately 30ru.)

Average income (per month):
  $375

No. of resident billionaires:
  33

Public holidays:

 Holiday  Date
 New Year's Day  January 1,2
 Christmas Day  January 7
 Defenders of the Fatherland Day  February 23
 International Women's Day  March 8
 Labor Day/May Day  May 1,2
 Victory Day  May 9
 Independence Day  June 12
 Day of Accord and Reconciliation
 (formerly Day of the Great October Revolution)
 November 7
 Constitution Day  12 December

Patron Saint:
  Saint George

City founded:
  1147 by Yuri Dolgoruky, Grand Duke of Kiev

City anniversary:
  4 September

Historic status:
  Principality (c1300 - c1480)
  Capital of Russia (c1480 - 1703)
  Capital of the USSR (1922 - 1991)
  Capital of the Russian Federation (1991 onwards)

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