Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsPetropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (English)
|- City -|
|City Day||October 17|
|Federal subject||Kamchatka Krai|
|Administratively subordinated to||Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky City Under Krai Jurisdiction|
|Urban okrug||Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Urban Okrug|
|Representative body||City Duma|
|Area||362.14 km2 (139.82 sq mi)|
|Population (2010 Census,
|- Rank in 2010||100th|
|Population (2013 est.)||181,618 inhabitants|
|Density||496/km2 (1,285/sq mi)|
|Time zone||MAGT (UTC+12:00)|
|Founded||October 17, 1740|
|Postal code(s)||683000 (main)|
|Dialing code(s)||+7 4152|
It was previously known as Petropavlovsk (until 1924).
The city is situated on high hills and surrounded by volcanoes. The surrounding terrain is mountainous enough that the horizon cannot be seen clearly from any point in town. Across Avacha Bay from the city in Vilyuchinsk is Russia's largest submarine base, the Rybachiy Nuclear Submarine Base, established during the Soviet period and still used by the Russian Navy. The city is located 6,766 kilometres (4,204 mi) from Moscow and about 2,220 kilometres (1,380 mi) from Vladivostok.
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Section of Mikhail Tebenkov's 1872 Petropavlovsk harbor chart
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