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The region was formed in 1944. It is situated in the north-west of the Russian Federation, borders upon Estonia, Latvia, Belorussia, and within Russian State adjoins with Leningrad, Novgorod, Tver and Smolensk regions. Pskov region occupies the territory equal 55.3 thousand sq km, it is larger in area extent, than, for example, Denmark, Switzerland, Estonia or the Netherlands. From the north to the south it spread for 380 km, from the west to the east for 260 km. Administratively Pskov region is divided into 24 areas, the largest and most centralized cities are Pskov and Velikie Luki, situated correspondingly in the central part of the region and in the south. Besides these settlements in the region there are other 12 cities and 8143 villages and settlements. The population makes up 841 thousand people, the cities number more than 540 thousand, in the villages about 300 thousand people are settled down. In the center of the province, in Pskov city the population makes up 208 thousand, in Velikie Luki 116 thousand, in Ostrov 29 thousand, in Nevelie 22 thousand. The density of population makes up 15.3 dwellers in 1 sq m. The average age of the inhabitants 35.2 years. 42% of the whole mass dwellers belong to able to work population, but 90.3% of the population are engaged in economy.
Now the region serves as the link, connecting the vast Russian market and markets of other regions. The region is also the transit territory when transportation of goods from Russia to Baltic countries and European States. The region is crossed by highways and railways, connecting Moscow with Riga and Saint Petersburg with Kiev. The center of the region, Pskov, is situated in equal proximity from Saint Petersburg (250 km), Tallinn (280 km), Riga (260 km) and Moscow (600 km).

Pskov region can be called by right the land of lakes, occupying the area equal 2,100 sq km. As a whole there are more than 3,700 in the region. The largest - Chudskoe and Pskov lakes are located in the north-west of the region. There are less rivers here: the main the Great cross all regions, there are Pskov, Opochka, Ostrov on it. In the north there is another river the Plusa, in the North the Shelon and the Lovat. More than 40 species of fish dwell both in the rivers and in the lakes. There are many bogs here, formed in the place of the ancient glaciers. Cranberries, bilberries, red bilberries, medicinal herbs grow on them. Among vegetation birch-aspen and piny forests, occupying the main territory of the region, should be noted. Nothing from primeval coniferous and mixed forests, in former times settling on Pskov land, is left. However partially the similar flora remains in Sebejsky national park and Polistovsky reserve. The climate here is softer and warmer than in other European areas. In summer the sun heats the ground to the temperature 16-18C, seldom to 30C. Winter is snowy, cold, the average temperature of January is 6-10C. Because of frequent thaws snow remains on the bogs more than 3 months, and water in the rivers and lakes freeze already on October-November.


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Pskov environs
The first mention the city with this name dates from 903: according the chronicles princess Olga was from Pskov by origin. The city was founded with the aim to protect Russian borders from foreigners in the junction of two rivers: the Great and the Pskov, and already in 1036 after the disintegration of Kiev Russian it became the part of Novgorod lands; Pskov got free from this dependence in 1348, having become the independent State Republic.
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Pushkinskie hills
State memorial historical and literary museum in the name of A.S. Pushkin, including the village territories Mikhailovskoe, Trigorskoe, Petrovskoe and Holly hills, renamed in 1924 year into Pushkinskie hills, and also Svyztogorsky cloister. Here at this territory was developing the talent of Great Russian poet A.S. Pushkin, and by walls of the Uspensky cathedral and Svyatogorsky cloister was buried Pushkin.
Before this historical place was officially opened for visitors, many years of reconstruction had passed. It was after in 1922 year all buildings of Pushkin's farmsteads were burnt and ransacked.
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Izborsk and environs
This town is situated in 30 km from Pskov and famous of historic and architectural nature reserve museum, a stronghold, two museums of defensive architecture and private ethnographic museum enter into the composition of this museum.
The enter of the stronghold is free and round the clock. It is the first town Izborsk, the mention of which in the Story of the Passing Years, belong to 862 year. In its center, between two temples church in the name of Sergiy Radonezhsky and Nikolsky cathedral is placed deputy's yard. There were izbas and trade shops of citizens.

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Pichori
In Pskov region, on the west border of Russia, is situated a wonderful town Pichori. On the territory of town were kept some islets of pine forest, which thickly covering all region several centuries ago. By the way, that land was covered by ice. Now this fact is corroborated the large morainal hills, located in the other side of town, where one can meet drifts.
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Other towns of Pskov
Great Luki is placed in 300 km from Pskov. It is one of the ancient towns in Russia. It has long and interesting history. The first mention of this town was in XI century, in XIV century this town was included Novgorod principality, became its frontier advanced post. In 1478 year Great Luki came to Moscow princedom, according to order of Ivan III. In 1812 year the town was a rear base of Russian army. As concerns historical monuments were kept a stronghold from time of the North war, several churches and chapels, and also ancient Slavonic town.
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