Staraya Ladoga

Staraya Ladoga (Russian: Ста́рая Ла́дога) is a rural locality (a selo) in Volkhovsky District of Leningrad Oblast, Russia, located on the Volkhov River near Lake Ladoga, 8 kilometers (5.0 mi) north of the town of Volkhov, the administrative center of the district.

Staraya Ladoga
Старая Ладога
Location of Staraya Ladoga
Staraya Ladoga
Location of Staraya Ladoga
Staraya Ladoga
Staraya Ladoga (European Russia)
Staraya Ladoga
Staraya Ladoga (Europe)
Coordinates: 59°59′50″N 32°17′53″E
CountryRussia
Federal subjectLeningrad Oblast[1]
Administrative districtVolkhovsky District[1]
Rural settlementStaroladozhskoye Rural Settlement[1]
Founded753[2]
Population
  Total2,012
  Capital ofStaroladozhskoye Rural Settlement[1]
  Municipal districtVolkhovsky Municipal District[4]
  Rural settlementStaroladozhskoye Rural Settlement[4]
  Capital ofStaroladozhskoye Rural Settlement[4]
Time zoneUTC+3 (MSK [5])
Postal code(s)[6]
187412
Dialing code(s)+7 81363
OKTMO ID41609462101

It used to be a prosperous trading outpost in the 8th and 9th centuries. It was dominated by Scandinavians who were called by the name of Rus'. For that reason, it is sometimes called the first capital of Russia.