The Leningrad Region is a constituent entity of the Russian Federation, located in the north-west of the European part of the country. It is part of the North-West Federal District and the North-West Economic Region.
Territory — 83,908 km ², which is 0.49% of the area of Russia. According to this indicator, the region occupies the 39th place in the country. From west to east the region stretches for 500 km, and the greatest extent from north to south is 320 km.
The population is 1,791,916 people. (2017).
Formed as a result of the administrative-territorial reform on August 1, 1927. Historically, it was preceded by Ingermanland, later — St. Petersburg Province, formed in 1708.