city in far-eastern Russia

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (Russian: Петропа́вловск-Камча́тский) is a city in Russia. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is the administrative, industrial and cultural center of Kamchatka Krai. Population: 181,181 (2019).

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The city lies on the Pacific coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula.

It was founded by Vitus Bering in 1740 and was named after ships the St. Peter and the St. Paul.

Principal industry is fishing.



Institute of volcanology and seismology of Far East Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences is located in the city.

Climate is mild. Annual average temperature is +2,8 °C.

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Coordinates: 53°1′N 158°39′E