Western Administrative District (Moscow)

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Name (russ.): Западный административный округ
population 1,062,737 (2005)
Internet address www.zao.mos.ru

The Western Administrative District ( Russian Западный административный округ / Sapadny administrativny okrug ) is one of the twelve administrative districts of the Russian capital Moscow .


The western administrative district is located on the western edge of the urban area of ​​Moscow. The Setun flows through the area .


The western administrative district is divided into 13 districts. Over a million people live in the district. Due to the large number of green spaces, such as Fili Park , which is located on the banks of the Moscow River , many residential areas in the West District are among the most popular (and most expensive) in all of Moscow. The Kutuzov Prospekt artery, which is often used by government vehicles, also runs through the West District .

In this district, not far from the German consulate in the neighboring south-western administrative district on Prospect Vernadskowo 103, there is a housing estate that is predominantly inhabited by Germans. It was built in the 1970s to 1980s for the employees of the GDR embassy and trade agency and is now sometimes ironically referred to as "German Southwest".

The former Olympic Village , which has been used as a conventional residential area since the end of the Olympic Games in 1980, is also characteristic of the Western District .

The area of ​​the Western Administrative District also includes the exclave of the district of the same name of the Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow.

The western district of Moscow is twinned with Wetzlar in Hesse.

Districts in the Western Administrative District

  • Dorogomilowo
  • Fili -Dawydkowo
  • Filjowski Park
  • Krylatskoje
  • Kunzewo
  • Moshaisky
  • Nowo-Peredelkino
  • Ochakovo-Matveyevskoye
  • Vernadskovo prospectus
  • Ramenki
  • Solnzewo
  • Troparyovo-Nikulino
  • Vnukovo

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