Nakhodka, as a city, is quite young, it was founded in 1950.
While the prehistory of the region goes back very far, of course,
the modern history of Nakhodka dates to 1859. Nakhodka, which
actually means "find", was discovered by the Russian sailing ship
America, whence the name of the Bay, still known as Zaliv America.
Nakhodka remained virtually uninhabited until 1907, when a small
village was founded on the banks of the Kamenka River, the village
was named Amerikanka in honour of the Bay. In 1950 the workmen's
settlement of Nakhodka got the status of town. Since that date
Nakhodka has started its historical development as a town and port.
Nakhodka is one of the most important ports of Russia, and is
located in the southeastern corner of the Russian Far East, on the
Sea of Japan, bordered by North Korea and China.
Distance to Vladivostok: by highway - 180 km (112 miles).
Geographical coordinates are 133░ E, 43░ N.
Time zone is +10 GMT, +7 Moscow.
The population is 225,000 people
Telephone area code is 42-366
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