Quick facts about Vladivostok

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  • Area

    over 600,00 sq km (231 sq miles)

  • Location

    Vladivostok is the city in southeastern Russia, administrative center of Primorye Territory, located on Bukhta Zolotoy Rog (Golden Horn Bay). Vladivostok is the terminus of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, Russia's major Pacific seaport, and the main base of its Pacific fleet.

  • Geographic coordinates

    43 09 N, 131 53 E

  • Population

    approx 587,000 (2005 est.)

  • Foundation

    1860

  • Climate

    Vladivostok is in the monsoon area of the temperature zone. Seasonal changes of air streams occur under the influence of temperature changes between the mainland and the ocean. The mean annual temperature is +5°C. The average temperature in January is -14°C, the average temperature in August is +24°C.

  • UTC/GMT Offset

    UTC/GMT + 10 hours

  • Area code

    4232

  • Major attractions

    Maxim Gorky Drama Theater, Vladivostok State Picture Gallery, Vladivostok Fortress.

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