Illustrator Map Nizhny Novgorod Russia

Nizhny Novgorod, located in western Russia on the Volga River, is known for its rich history, cultural heritage, and industrial significance. Here’s an overview of the principal waterways, bridges, and main streets in Nizhny Novgorod:


  1. Volga River:
    • Nizhny Novgorod is situated on the banks of the Volga River, one of the longest rivers in Europe. The river has played a crucial role in the city’s development, serving as a major trade route and contributing to its economic prosperity.


  1. Kanavinsky Bridge:
    • This is one of the iconic bridges in Nizhny Novgorod, connecting the historic city center with the Kanavinsky district. The bridge provides stunning views of the Volga River and the cityscape.
  2. Bolsheokhtinsky Bridge:
    • Spanning the Oka River, this bridge is a vital transportation link in Nizhny Novgorod. It connects the two banks of the Oka River and facilitates the movement of vehicles and pedestrians.
  3. Metro Bridge:
    • As part of the city’s transportation network, the Metro Bridge carries the Nizhny Novgorod Metro across the Volga River, connecting the city center with the Avtozavodsky district.

Main Streets:

  1. Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street:
    • This is the main pedestrian street in the historic city center. Lined with shops, cafes, and historical buildings, Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street is a popular destination for both locals and tourists.
  2. Lenin Square:
    • At the heart of the city, Lenin Square is surrounded by significant landmarks, including the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin and the Chkalov Staircase. It’s a central gathering point for events and celebrations.
  3. Gorky Street (Prospect Gagarina):
    • Running through the Avtozavodsky district, Gorky Street is a major thoroughfare with a mix of residential and commercial areas. It reflects the modern aspect of Nizhny Novgorod.
  4. Oka Embankment:
    • Along the banks of the Oka River, the Oka Embankment offers picturesque views and recreational spaces. It’s a popular spot for leisurely walks and enjoying the scenery.
  5. Minin and Pozharsky Square:
    • Named after the heroes of the Time of Troubles, this square is located at the foot of the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin. It serves as a central point for various events and gatherings.

Nizhny Novgorod’s waterways, bridges, and streets collectively contribute to the city’s charm and functionality, providing residents and visitors with a mix of historical and modern experiences.

Author: Kirill Shrayber, Ph.D.

I have been working with vector cartography for over 25 years, including GPS, GIS, Adobe Illustrator and other professional cartographic software.

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