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Vladivostok

En NameVladivostok
Ru NameВладивосток
Image SkylineCenter of Vladivostok and Zolotoy Rog.jpg
Image CaptionView of Vladivostok and the Golden Horn Bay
Latd43
Latm08
Longd131
Longm54
Map Label Positionbottom
HolidayFirst Sunday of July
Federal SubjectPrimorsky Krai
Adm Ctr OfPrimorsky Krai
Inhabloc CatCity
Urban Okrug JurVladivostok Urban Okrug
Leader TitleHead
Leader NameIgor Pushkaryov
Representative BodyDuma
Area Km2600
Pop 2010census592069
Pop 2010census Rank22nd
Pop 2002census594701
Pop 2002census Rank23rd
Established DateJuly 2, 1860
Postal Codes690xxx
Dialing Codes423
DateMay 2010

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Vladivostok ( ) is Russia's largest port city on the Pacific Ocean and the administrative center of Primorsky Krai. It is situated at the head of the Golden Horn Bay, not far from Russia's borders with China and North Korea. It is the home port of the Russian Pacific Fleet. The population of the city, according to the preliminary results of the 2010 Census, is 592,069, down from 594,701 recorded in the 2002 Census.

In 2012, Vladivostok will host the 24th Summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. In preparation for the event, the infrastructure of the city is being renovated and improved. Two giant cable-stayed bridges are currently under construction in Vladivostok, namely the Zolotoy Rog bridge over the Zolotoy Rog Bay in the center of the city, and the Russky Island Bridge from the mainland to Russky Island, where the summit will take place. The latter bridge will become the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world upon completion.


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