Primorsky Krai is located in the Far East in the southeastern side of the Russian Federation on the coast of the Sea of Japan. It occupies the territory of 165900 km.kv., which is about 0,97 percent of the total area of the country.
The Primorye Territory is a medium-sized region. Nevertheless, its territory is larger than Iceland, Bulgaria, Greece. Geographical location is advantageous due to the presence of geopolitical features, free access to the Pacific Ocean, the vastness of the territory.
Islands in the composition
In addition to the mainland, there are various islands in the province. They received their names in honor of the famous Russian seafarers who opened the Far territories, the sea, and engaged in research. Among the islands are the most famous: Petrova, Rimsky-Korsakov, Popova, Putyatin, Russian. There are islands with names in honor of domestic ships, on which travels were conducted to explore the lands, for example, Askold.
The northern point of the region is located near the sources of the river Dagda, which is the tributary of the river Samargi. The western point is near the source of the river Nivgorodovka, bordering China. At the mouth of the River Tumannaya (other names - Tumyntszyan, Tumangan) is the most extreme southern point bordering Korea. The extreme point on the eastern side is the Golden Cape, located on the coast of the Sea of Japan.
Today, Primorsky Krai is inhabited by Russians, Koreans, Ukrainians, Tatars, Uzbeks, Byelorussians, Armenians and representatives of other nationalities. In total, about 1,929 million people live on the territory of the region.
Primorsky Krai has a unique nature. In its territory there are 6 huge reserves and 1 zakaznik. In the natural habitat you can see various rare animals, and also admire the amazing flora.
Attractions and Resorts
Shaiginskoe fortified settlement - this monument belongs to the ancient civilization of the Jurchens or to the Jing state. It was created even before the Mongol invasions. Tourists can see the old ruins of the commercial part of the city.
Vladivostok fortress is considered a formidable monument, representing the defensive architecture of the region. Contains 130 forts. Year of construction - 1878. Currently in the building are museums.
Resorts are well known since the time of the USSR. Shmatovka attracts tourists with carbonic acid mineral water, which has a curative effect. On the shore of the Pacific Ocean there are clinics with sulfide silt mud - a natural medicine that allows treating skin diseases.