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Provincial town: Pskov Area (sq miles): 17,231 Population: 775,800 Population density: 45 people per square mile Towns: 8 Trade note: principal trade in flax and hemp Climate note: temperate and stable
Izborsk fortress, built in the thirteenth century
The town of Pskov was founded by Princess (and Saint) Olga.