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|- City -|
Church of the Holy Family; Königsberg Cathedral; "Fishermen's village" in pseudo-historic style; Brandenburg Gate; King's Gate; Pregolya River
|City Day||4 July; observed on the first Saturday of July|
|Federal subject||Kaliningrad Oblast|
|Administratively subordinated to||city of oblast significance of Kaliningrad|
|Urban okrug||Kaliningrad Urban Okrug|
|Representative body||City Council of Deputies|
|Area||223.03 km2 (86.11 sq mi)|
|Population (2010 Census,
|- Rank in 2010||40th|
|Population (January 2018 est.)||475,056 inhabitants|
|Density||1,934/km2 (5,009/sq mi)|
|Time zone||USZ1 (UTC+03:00)|
|Founded||1 September 1255|
|Postal code(s)||236001 - 236999|
|Dialing code(s)||+7 4012|
Kaliningrad (Russian: Калинингра́д; Lithuanian: Karaliaučius; German: ; Polish: Królewiec; briefly Russified as Russian: Кёнигсберг Kyonigsberg) is a seaport and the administrative center of Kaliningrad Oblast, the Russian exclave between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea. Kaliningrad is the second-largest city in the Northwestern Federal District, after Saint Petersburg, the third-largest city in the Baltic region and the seventh-largest city on the Baltic Sea. It is the westernmost Oblast of Russia.
In 2002, it had a population of 430,003 people. This was more than in 1989, when the last census was done. At that time, the city only had a population of 401,280. About 78% of the people there are Russians, 8% Belarusians, and 7.3% Ukrainians.
It was named Königsberg originally. It was the capital city of the German province of East Prussia, the earlier Duchy of Prussia, and before that of the Monastic State of the Teutonic Knights. The city had that name from 1254 to 1945. The people were mostly Germans but they were expelled and replaced during wars.
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