Lefortovo District

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Lefortovo District
Flag of Lefortovo District
Coat of arms of Lefortovo District
Coat of arms
Location of Lefortovo District on the map of Moscow
Location of Lefortovo District on the map of Moscow
Coordinates: 55°45′54″N 37°41′29″E / 55.76500°N 37.69139°E / 55.76500; 37.69139Coordinates: 55°45′54″N 37°41′29″E / 55.76500°N 37.69139°E / 55.76500; 37.69139
Federal subjectMoscow
 • Total9.15 km2 (3.53 sq mi)
 • Estimate 
Time zoneMSK (UTC+03:00)[3]
OKATO ID45290564
Lefortovo Tunnel

Lefortovo District (Russian: райо́н Лефо́ртово, IPA: [lʲɪˈfortəvə] (About this soundlisten)) is a district of South-Eastern Administrative Okrug of the federal city of Moscow, Russia. Its area is 9.15 square kilometres (3.53 sq mi)[1]. Population: 91,176 (2010 Census);[2] 87,560 (2002 Census).[4]


It is named after a close associate of Tsar Peter the Great, Franz Lefort, whose troops were stationed nearby at the German Quarter. Lefortovo is considered[by whom?] to have been founded in 1699. In the 18th century, it was home to Annenhof, Lefortovo Palace, Sloboda Palace, and Catherine Palace. In later centuries, the district hosted troops and military organizations, and also became heavily industrialized.

The present-day Lefortovo is famous for the Lefortovo Prison, Lefortovo park and the Lefortovo Tunnel on the Third Ring. Several higher educational institutions are located in Lefortovo, such as the Moscow Power Engineering Institute.

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  1. ^ a b c "General Information" (in Russian). Lefortovo District. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Russian Federal State Statistics Service (2011). "Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1" [2010 All-Russian Population Census, vol. 1]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года [2010 All-Russia Population Census] (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service.
  3. ^ Правительство Российской Федерации. Федеральный закон №107-ФЗ от 3 июня 2011 г. «Об исчислении времени», в ред. Федерального закона №368-ФЗ от 11 октября 2018 г. «О внесении изменений в статью 5 Федерального закона "Об исчислении времени"». Вступил в силу по истечении шестидесяти дней после дня официального опубликования (6 августа 2011 г.). Опубликован: "Российская газета", №120, 6 июня 2011 г. (Government of the Russian Federation. Federal Law #107-FZ of June 31, 2011 On Calculating Time, as amended by the Federal Law #368-FZ of October 11, 2018 On Amending Article 5 of the Federal Law "On Calculating Time". Effective as of after sixty days following the day of the official publication.).
  4. ^ Russian Federal State Statistics Service (21 May 2004). "Численность населения России, субъектов Российской Федерации в составе федеральных округов, районов, городских поселений, сельских населённых пунктов – районных центров и сельских населённых пунктов с населением 3 тысячи и более человек" [Population of Russia, Its Federal Districts, Federal Subjects, Districts, Urban Localities, Rural Localities—Administrative Centers, and Rural Localities with Population of Over 3,000] (XLS). Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года [All-Russia Population Census of 2002] (in Russian).