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About Khabarovsk

The city on the banks of the Amur

The city on the banks of the Amur

The city of Khabarovsk is the administrative center of Khabarovsk Krai of Russia. It is a modern industrial city with a developed economy and infrastructure, high scientific and cultural potential. The area of the city is 400 square km; the population is 616 thousand people. The distance from Khabarovsk to Moscow is 8533 km by rail or 6075 km by air. The city consists of 5 districts: Zheleznodorozhny, Kirov, Krasnoflotsky, Central and Industrial districts. Khabarovsk is the center of the Khabarovsk urban agglomeration, which includes the territory of the city district and settlements of the Khabarovsk district (Ilinka, Topolevo, Garovka, Sosnovka, Rakitnoye, Nekrasovka and others), that form the nearest suburb of Khabarovsk.

Khabarovsk as a tourist destination

Khabarovsk is a relatively young city, but, like other Russian cities founded in the middle of the XIX century, Khabarovsk has a large number of historical and cultural objects. Favorable environmental conditions and attention to the city’s ecology is one of the factors that attract foreign and Russian tourists. The city is attractive for tourists, Khabarovsk remains the center of many economic, political, social, sports, and cultural events.
Khabarovsk as a tourist destination
City of Military Glory

City of Military Glory

Khabarovsk was conferred the status of "City of Military Glory" by President Putin on November 3, 2012 in accordance with Presidential Decree No.1468. On Turgenev Street a few hundred meters from the bank of the Amur River there is a stele with the image of the city's coat of arms and the text of the President Decree on awarding the honorary title . The opening of the stele took place on August 29, 2015, on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

Flag and coat of arms of the city

The flag of the city is a rectangular panel with three vertical stripes: red, white and blue. The red part of the canvas shows an Asian black bear, and the blue part shows an Amur tiger. A gold shield with an azure forked cross and a scarlet fish in the bottom is placed in the centre of the white part, which is 1/5 of the flag’s widths. The ratio of the flag's width to its length is 2:3. The shield is surmounted by a municipal crown and the symbol of the City of Military Glory (two crossed silver swords with gold handles). Shield holders are black bear with silver chest and claws, scarlet eyes and tongue, and gold in black stripes tiger with silver chest and claws, scarlet eyes and tongue.
Flag and coat of arms of the city
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