15 Facts About Primorsky Krai


Primorsky Krai, informally known as Primorye and translated in full as Maritime Territory, is a federal subject of Russia, located in the Far East region of the country and is a part of the Far Eastern Federal District.

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Historically part of Manchuria, Primorsky Krai was ceded to the Russian Empire by Qing China in 1860 as part of a region known as Outer Manchuria, forming most of the territory of Primorskaya Oblast.

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Primorsky Krai is home to the Russian Navy's Russian Pacific Fleet.

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Primorsky Krai, bordered by China, North Korea and Khabarovsk Krai, and the relatively warm—although freezing in winter—waters of the Sea of Japan, is the southeasternmost region of Russia, located between the 42° and 48° north latitude and 130° and 139° east longitude.

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Primorsky Krai's coastline is fairly straight, except for the southernmost section around Vladivostok which contains the Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula.

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Primorsky Krai was the center of the ethnic Korean minority of Russia.

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The Primorsky Krai had 105 both fully and mixed Korean towns where residents used the Korean language as an official language.

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Primorsky Krai was formed by further subdivision of Far-Eastern Krai in 1938, as part of the Stalin-era policy of "unbundling".

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Primorsky Krai, as defined in 1938, corresponds to the northeastern part of the historical region of Outer Manchuria.

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Primorsky Krai was the location where one of 16 United States Army Air Corps B-25 Mitchell medium bombers landed.

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The Legislative Assembly of Primorsky Krai is the province's regional standing legislative body.

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Primorsky Krai is the largest coal producer in the Russian Far East and generates more electricity than any other Russian Far East administrative division, but power shortages are common.

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Primorsky Krai is the Russian Far East's banking and finance center.

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Paleogene-Neogene deposits of Primorsky Krai are the Bikinsky, Pavlovsky, Shkotovsky, Rettikhovsky, Rakovsky, and Khasansky deposits.

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Primorsky Krai is the location of the massive Sikhote-Alin meteorite, which fell February 12,1947, in the Sikhote-Alin Mountains, near the village of Paseka.

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