Tver

Tver (Russian: Тверь, tr. Tver', IPA: [tvʲerʲ]) is a city and the administrative centre of Tver Oblast, Russia. Population: 414,606 (2015 est.);[12] 403,606 (2010 Census);[6] 408,903 (2002 Census);[13] 450,941(1989 Census).[14] It is 180 kilometres (110 mi) northwest of Moscow.

Tver
Тверь
City of oblast significance[1]
Top-down, left-to-right: Square of Michael I of Tver; On the Volga river in Tver', St Catherine Church on the left
Anthem: Anthem of Tver[2]
Location of Tver
Tver
Location of Tver
Tver
Tver (European Russia)
Tver
Tver (Europe)
Coordinates: 56°51′45″N 35°55′27″E
CountryRussia
Federal subjectTver Oblast[1]
Founded1135[3]
Government
  BodyCity Duma[4]
  Head[4]Alexey Ogonkov[5]
Elevation
135 m (443 ft)
Population
  Total403,606
  Estimate 
(2018)[7]
420,065 (+4.1%)
  Rank46th in 2010
  Subordinated toTver Okrug[1]
  Capital ofTver Oblast[1], Kalininsky District[8]
  Urban okrugTver Urban Okrug[9]
  Capital ofTver Urban Okrug[9], Kalininsky Municipal District[9]
Time zoneUTC+3 (MSK [10])
Postal code(s)[11]
170000–170009, 170011–170012, 170015–170017, 170019–170028, 170030, 170032–170034, 170036–170037, 170039–170044, 170100, 170700, 170880, 170904, 170951–170958, 170960–170978
Dialing code(s)+7 4822
OKTMO ID28701000001
Websitewww.tver.ru

Tver was formerly the capital of a powerful medieval state and a model provincial town in the Russian Empire, with a population of 60,000 on 14 January 1913. It is situated at the confluence of the Volga and Tvertsa Rivers. The city was known as Kalinin (Russian: Кали́нин, tr. Kalínin) from 1931 to 1990. The city is where three rivers meet, splitting the town into northern and southern parts by the Volga River, and divided again into quarters by the Tvertsa River, which splits the left (northern) bank into east and west halves, and the Tmaka River which does the same along the southern bank.