Moscow (Russian: Москва́, Moskva, IPA: [mʌ'skva] ) is the capital of Russia and the country's principal political, economic, financial, educational and transportation center, located on the river Moskva. The city constitutes about 7% of the Russian population or 10.4 million inhabitants within city boundaries and is the most populous city in Europe.
The city is in the Central Federal District located in the west part of the Russian Federation. Historically, its position was central in the Russian homeland. It was the capital of the former Soviet Union, and of Muscovite Russia, the pre-Imperial Russia. It is the site of the famous Kremlin, which serves as the center of the national government. [wikipedia]
|Population:||10,415,400 (within the city area, 2005)|
|Population density:||8,537.2 persons/km²|
|Dialling code:||+7 495 (formerly +7 095); +7 499|
|License plate:||77, 99, 97, 177|
|Time Zone:||UTC + 3 (Summer: UTC + 4)|