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Nakhodka (English)
Находка (Russian)
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Coat of arms
City DayLast Sunday in May
Administrative status (as of December 2013)
Federal subjectPrimorsky Krai
Administratively subordinated toNakhodka City Under Krai Jurisdiction
Administrative center ofNakhodka City Under Krai Jurisdiction
Municipal status (as of December 2004)
Urban okrugNakhodkinsky Urban Okrug
Administrative center ofNakhodkinsky Urban Okrug
HeadOleg Kolyadin
Population (2010 Census,
159,719 inhabitants[1]
Rank in 2010110th
Time zoneVLAT (UTC+11:00)
City status sinceMay 18, 1950
Postal code(s)690890, 692900–692906, 692909–692911, 692913, 692914, 692916–692924, 692926, 692928–692930, 692939–692941, 692943, 692952–692954, 692956
Dialing code(s)+7 4236
Official website

Nakhodka (Russian Находка) is a port city in Primorsky Krai, Russia. It is one of the most eastern cities in Russia. Nakhodka is a port on the Japan Sea. It is located around Nakhodka Bay. Nakhodka means "Lucky find" in Russian.

The village Amerikanka was the first permanent settlement at the location of the current city. It was founded in 1907. Nakhodka became an urban-type fishing settlement in 1941. It received city status on May 19, 1950. This date is now called City Day.

Economy[change | change source]

The economy of the city is based mainly on the port and port-related businesses. This include processing and canning fish. In Soviet times, Nakhodka was the only Soviet port in the Far East open to foreign vessels. After Vladivostok started being used by foreigners in 1991, the port of Nakhodka is not used as much as before. Economic activity in the city has become much less because of this..

Nakhodka is still an important international port. It is the center of the coastal trade. Exports include timber, coal, fluorspar, honey, fish and seafood.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1[[Category:Articles containing Russian-language text]]" [2010 All-Russian Population Census, vol. 1)]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года (2010 All-Russia Population Census) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help); URL–wikilink conflict (help)