Nakhodka

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Nakhodka
Находка

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Nakhodka is located in Primorsky Krai
Nakhodka
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
Country Russia
Federal subject Primorsky Krai
Founded 1907
Fishing settlement 1941
City May 19, 1950
Government
 • Mayor Oleg G. Kolyadin
Population (2002)
 • Total 148,826
Time zone VLAT (UTC+11)
Postal code 692900
Dialing code +7 4236

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 | edit 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.