Prospekt Vernadskogo District

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Prospekt Vernadskogo District
Vernadskogo prospekt in winter
Vernadskogo prospekt in winter
Flag of Prospekt Vernadskogo District
Coat of arms of Prospekt Vernadskogo District
Coat of arms
Location of Prospekt Vernadskogo District on the map of Moscow
Coordinates: 55°40′37″N 37°30′1″E / 55.67694°N 37.50028°E / 55.67694; 37.50028
Federal subjectMoscow
 • Total4.6514 km2 (1.7959 sq mi)
 • Estimate 
Time zoneUTC+3 (MSK Edit this on Wikidata[3])
OKTMO ID45324000

Prospekt Vernadskogo District (Russian: Проспект Вернадского райо́н) is an administrative district (raion) of Western Administrative Okrug, and one of the 125 raions of Moscow, Russia.[4] The area of the district is 4.6154 square kilometers (1.7820 sq mi)[1]. Population: 62,000 (2017 est.),


The district is named for Vladimir Vernadsky, the famed mineralogist and geochemist. In the 14th century, the area was a forested landholding of the Moscow metropolitans, known for its pine tress and associated shipbuilding. . After a plague in 1655, Belorussians moved into the area. The population was only 600 at the start of the 20th century, but residential building began in earnest in the 1970's when large avenues and the subway reached the district. Until 1991, the district was known as Gagarinsky District, after which the current name was adopted.[1]


In the district is the main campus of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), one of the most exclusive institutions of higher education in Russia. Moscow International Prescool, an international kindergarten, is also situated in Prospekt Vernadskogo district.

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  1. ^ a b c "General Information" (in Russian). Prospekt Vernadskogo District. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "26. Численность постоянного населения Российской Федерации по муниципальным образованиям на 1 января 2018 года". Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Об исчислении времени". Официальный интернет-портал правовой информации (in Russian). 3 June 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  4. ^ Государственный комитет Российской Федерации по статистике. Комитет Российской Федерации по стандартизации, метрологии и сертификации. №ОК 019-95 1 января 1997 г. «Общероссийский классификатор объектов административно-территориального деления. Код 45», в ред. изменения №278/2015 от 1 января 2016 г.. (State Statistics Committee of the Russian Federation. Committee of the Russian Federation on Standardization, Metrology, and Certification. #OK 019-95 January 1, 1997 Russian Classification of Objects of Administrative Division (OKATO). Code 45, as amended by the Amendment #278/2015 of January 1, 2016. ).


Coordinates: 55°40′37″N 37°30′01″E / 55.67694°N 37.50028°E / 55.67694; 37.50028