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1. Formerly (1924-1991) Len·in·grad (lĕn′ĭn-grăd′)and (1914-1924) Pet·ro·grad (pĕt′rə-grăd′) A city of northwest Russia on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland. Founded by Peter the Great in 1703 as St. Petersburg, it soon flourished as his "window on Europe" and became the capital of Russia in 1712. By the mid-1800s, it was Russia's leading seaport and a major center of commerce, industry, and culture. The original locus of the 1917 Russian Revolution, it was replaced by Moscow as capital in 1918.
2. A city of west-central Florida on Tampa Bay south-southwest of Tampa. Settled in the mid-1800s, it is a port of entry and popular resort.
1. (Placename) a city and port in Russia, on the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of the Neva River: founded by Peter the Great in 1703 and built on low-lying marshes subject to frequent flooding; capital of Russia from 1712 to 1918; a cultural and educational centre, with a university (1819); a major industrial centre, with engineering, shipbuilding, chemical, textile, and printing industries. Pop: 5 315 000 (2005 est). Former names: Petrograd (1914–24) or Leningrad (1924–91)
2. (Placename) a city and resort in W Florida, on Tampa Bay. Pop: 247 610 (2003 est)
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|Noun||1.||Saint Petersburg - a city in western Florida on Tampa Bay; a popular winter resort|
|2.||Saint Petersburg - a city in the European part of Russia; 2nd largest Russian city; located at the head of the Gulf of Finland; former capital of Russia|