Kaliningrad(redirected from Koenigsburg)
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Ka·li·nin·grad(kə-lē′nĭn-grăd′, -gräd′, -lyĭ-nĭn-grät′)
A city of extreme western Russia in an exclave on the Baltic Sea between Poland and Lithuania. Founded in 1255 and originally named Königsberg, it was an important Hanseatic port and eventually became the capital of East Prussia. Transferred to the USSR in 1945, it was renamed Kaliningrad in 1946.
(Placename) a port in W Russia, on the Pregolya River: severely damaged in World War II as the chief German naval base on the Baltic; ceded to the Soviet Union in 1945 and is now Russia's chief Baltic naval base. Pop: 436 000 (2005 est). Former name (until 1946): Königsberg
a seaport in the W Russian Federation, on the Baltic Sea. 394,000. German, Königsberg.