Veliki Novgorod

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Veliki Novgorod

Country Russia
Region Novgorod Oblast
Settled 862
Population 625,855
Area (sq mi) 55,300 km2
Current mayor Sergey Gerasimovich Mitin

Veliky Novgorod or Novgorod-Veliky (Russian: Великий Новгород), old name Navgard/Naugard or in Old Norse Holmgård, is a historic town in Russia on the banks of the Volkhov River just below its outflow from Lake Ilmen. It's the capital of the Novgorod Oblast.[1]

It was one of the cities which the Rurik dynasty were established, the dynasty which later rules the Kievian Rus'.