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Location of Nakhodka
Nakhodka is located in Russia
Location of Nakhodka
Nakhodka is located in Primorsky Krai
Nakhodka (Primorsky Krai)
Coordinates: 42°49′N 132°52′E / 42.817°N 132.867°E / 42.817; 132.867Coordinates: 42°49′N 132°52′E / 42.817°N 132.867°E / 42.817; 132.867
Federal subjectPrimorsky Krai
Founded1864Edit this on Wikidata
City status sinceMay 18, 1950
 • HeadOleg Kolyadin
 • Total325.9 km2 (125.8 sq mi)
8 m (26 ft)
 • Total159,719
 • Rank110th in 2010
 • Density490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
 • Subordinated toNakhodka City Under Krai Jurisdiction
 • Capital ofNakhodka City Under Krai Jurisdiction
 • Urban okrugNakhodkinsky Urban Okrug
 • Capital ofNakhodkinsky Urban Okrug
Time zoneUTC+10 (MSK+7 Edit this on Wikidata[3])
Postal code(s)[4]
690890, 692900–692906, 692909–692911, 692913, 692914, 692916–692924, 692926, 692928–692930, 692939–692941, 692943, 692952–692954, 692956
Dialing code(s)+7 4236
OKTMO ID05714000001
City DayLast Sunday in May
Twin townsOakland, Maizuru, Phuket Island, OtaruEdit this on Wikidata

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.; archive date: 21 May 2012; retrieved: 7 December 2011; archive URL:
  2. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1 [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.
  3. "Об исчислении времени". Официальный интернет-портал правовой информации (in Russian). 3 June 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  4. Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. (Russian Post). Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Postal Objects Search) (in Russian)