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The Neva is the main water artery of Saint Petersburg. It seems that in this vast, majestic river lives the soul of the city. On the banks of the Neva river formed the majestic architectural ensembles in her look palaces and bridges, from the time of Peter the custom, that it is over the Neva rattle fireworks in honour of victories and holidays. Neva is not produced in the spring, not drying up in summer, as it follows from the great, the second largest after lake Baikal, Russia lake - Ladoga water level at which varies little. The Neva river is short - 74 kilometers, its average width is 400-600 m, average depth - 10 метров.В the city the Neva flowing for more than 30 kilometers. In the mouth, it forms a Delta area of about 50 square kilometers. More than a century, it was believed that in the Delta of the Neva river is 101 island. As a result of filling of channels and ducts of the individual Islands merged with larger, and at the present time in the Delta of the Neva river there are about forty Islands. Out of them the largest are Vasilievsky (1050 ha), Petrograd and Krestovsky. In the Delta of the Neva eight main branches. The right arm - the Malaya Neva, Large, Medium and Small Nevka river, the left - Fontanka with a Sink and Griboedov canal and the Obvodny channel. The Neva river carries its waters in a frame of granite embankments, the total length of which, together with the sleeves of more than 100 km. Neva embankments adorn the best architectural ensembles. The first was clad in granite Dvortsovaya Naberezhnaya (1763-1767), then Kutuzovskaya and English. Construction of quays and continues at the present time. Part of the embankments is protected by the state as the outstanding monuments of architecture. With their descents to the water, they are one of magnificent jewels of the city.

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