What is the largest area?
What is the largest area? A question that often becomes a topic of rather heated discussions. After all, many cities want to take first place in the rating of "the city with the largest area." Of course, in any such subject has its main area, but not each of them can be a worthy competition.
The largest city square in Russia
The largest area in Russia is the area named after them. Kuibyshev in Samara. It occupies a space of 17.4 hectares. A very remarkable circumstance is its shape - a regular rectangle, which is quite rare in the city. That is why in 1941. a military parade was held here similar to Moscow in Red Square. More information about the Red Square can be found in our article: Red Square, how to get there.
At the same time, there is a regrettable circumstance - for the construction of a surprisingly beautiful Kuybyshev Square in the 30s, the supreme bodies decided to demolish the delightful Cathedral,was the pride of the Volga region.
The largest city square in Europe
Since Russia belongs to Europe, it is considered that the largest area in Europe is Kuybyshev Square in the city of Samara. However, if we separate the Russian Federation from the rest of the European part, then the largest urban area in Europe can be considered the Freedom Square in Kharkov (Ukraine). Until 1992 It was called the Dzerzhinsky Square. Today it occupies 12 hectares and consists of a circle with a diameter of 350 meters and a rectangle 750 meters long and 130 meters wide.