North-Western Administrative Okrug

North-Western Administrative Okrug
Северо-Западный административный округ
Administrative okrug


Coat of arms

North-Western Administrative Okrug in Moscow
Coordinates: RU 55°49′N 37°26′E / 55.817°N 37.433°E / 55.817; 37.433Coordinates: RU 55°49′N 37°26′E / 55.817°N 37.433°E / 55.817; 37.433
Country Russia
Federal city Moscow
Districts[1] 8[2]
  Prefect Alexey Pashkov
  Total 93.281 km2 (36.016 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census)[3]
  Total 942,223

North-Western Administrative Okrug (Russian: Се́веро-За́падный администрати́вный о́круг, Severo-Zapadny administrativny okrug), or Severo-Zapadny Administrative Okrug, is one of the twelve high-level territorial divisions (administrative okrugs) of the federal city of Moscow, Russia.[1] As of the 2010 Census, its population was 942,223,[3] up from 779,965 recorded during the 2002 Census.[2]


Its borders with Northern and Central Administrative Okrugs in the east and passes by the Khimki Reservoir and the Moscow District Railway. In the south, it borders with Western Administrative Okrug and the bed of the Moskva River.


The North-Western Administrative Okrug was formed in 1991 from Tushinsky and Khoroshevsky Districts of Moscow. The administrative okrug is sometimes referred to as "the lungs of the capital", as it is surrounded by the Khimki Reservoir, the Moskva River, and the Moscow Canal, with about 46% of its territory covered by natural features.

Until the beginning of the 20th century, what is now the administrative okrug's territory was home to peasant settlements in the Moscow suburbs: Spas, Tushino, Strogino, Streshnevo, Khoroshevo, Shchukino, and others, which were incorporated into the boundaries of the city over the last fifty years. Many historical and cultural monuments reside within the okrug, such as the Trinity Church (in Khoroshyovo), as well as the stone church of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God, which was built in 1672 and has been preserved to this day.[4]

Territorial divisions

The administrative okrug comprises the following eight districts:[2]




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