Location of Moscow

Moscow is situated on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District of European Russia making it the world's most populated inland city

Moscow aerial view
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Moscow is situated on the banks of the Moskva River, which flows for just over 500 km (311 mi) through the East European Plain in central Russia

49 bridges span the river and its canals within the city's limits.

 Satellite image of Moscow and suburbs
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The elevation of Moscow at the All-Russia Exhibition Center (VVC), where the leading Moscow weather station is situated, is 156 m (512 ft).

Teplostanskaya highland is the city's highest point at 255 metres (837 feet).

The width of Moscow city (not limiting MKAD) from west to east is 39.7 km (24.7 mi), and the length from north to south is 51.8 km (32.2 mi).