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Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (English)
Петропавловск-Камчатский (Russian)
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City Day October 17
Administrative status
Country Russia
Federal subject Kamchatka Krai
Administratively subordinated to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky City Under Krai Jurisdiction
Municipal status
Urban okrug Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Urban Okrug
Head Sergey Kondrashin
Representative body City Duma
Statistics
Area 362.14 km2 (139.82 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census,
preliminary)
179,780 inhabitants
- 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
Official website

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is a city and the administrative, industrial, scientific, and cultural center of Kamchatka Krai, Russia.

It was previously known as Petropavlovsk (until 1924).

Geography

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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