Khabarovsk city, Russia (Habarovsk)

The capital city of Khabarovsk krai.

Khabarovsk overview

Khabarovsk (also spelled Habarovsk) is a city in Russia, a center of Khabarovsk krai and Far Eastern Federal District. The city is standing on the right bank of the Amur River on the Middle Amur lowland, 20 km from China.

The distance to Moscow by railway is about 8533 km, straight line distance - about 6100 km. Khabarovsk is an important railway junction, airport and river port of Russia.

Khabarovsk population is about 594,000 (2012), land area - 386 sq. km.

The phone code is +7 4212, postal codes are 680000-680150.

Khabarovsk city flag

Khabarovsk city flag

Khabarovsk city coat of arms

Khabarovsk city coat of arms

Khabarovsk city map, Russia

Khabarovsk city map of Russia

Khabarovsk history

Khabarovsk was founded in 1858 as a military post Khabarovka, named after Russian explorer of the 17th century Yerofey Khabarov. Since 1880, it was the town of Khabarovka, an administrative center of Primorye region, since 1884 - an administrative center of Primorye governor-general region.

In 1893, the town was renamed to Khabarovsk. In November 1922, Khabarovsk became the part of the Russian Federation of the Soviet Union. Since 1926, the city was the administrative center of Far Eastern region, since 1938 - of Khabarovsk region.

In 2002, Khabarovsk received the status of the administrative center of Far Eastern Federal district of the Russian Federation.

Khabarovsk views

Khabarovsk street view

Khabarovsk street view

Author: Tanya Yakushina

Khabarovsk city view

Khabarovsk city view

Author: Tanya Yakushina

Khabarovsk scenery

Khabarovsk scenery

Author: Santiago Rios


Khabarovsk facts

The climate of Khabarovsk city area is moderate, monsoon, with cold and dry winters and hot and humid summers.

The city is a big transportation junction between north and west of Russia, Primorye, Sakhalin and sea port of Khabarovsk krai. The Trans-Siberian railway goes through the city.

Khabarovsk is a connecting point of federal highways Chita-Khabarovsk, Khabarovsk-Vladivostok (M60-Ussuri), Khabarovsk-Komsomolsk-on-Amur and the highway under construction Khabarovsk-Nahodka (East).

Through the river port the Amur steamship line takes cargoes to the north. The ships go along the river Amur including the towns of neighboring China. A big plant of the steamship line is situated here - Khabarovsk repairing base of the fleet.

There is a New (International since 1972) and Small airports situated 10 km from the center of Khabarovsk. The dispatchers of Khabarovsk are responsible for flights from Japan to Europe.

Khabarovsk transportation system includes trams, trolleys, buses, mini vans, taxis.

Khabarovsk places of interest

The Church of Saint Innokentiy Irkutskiy is the oldest church in Khabarovsk. The church was built instead of a wooden church. During the Soviet times, it was used as a planetarium.

The Transfiguration Church, opened in 2004, is the third largest church among Orthodox churches after the Christ the Savior in Moscow and St. Isaac’s Cathedral in Saint-Petersburg. Also the church of Seraphim Sarovsky is worth seeing.

The count N.N.Muravyov-Amursky statue is also a place of interest of the city. In 2006, his image appeared on a 5,000 Ruble banknote.

Khabarovsk city of Russia photos

Khabarovsk churches

Khabarovsk church

Khabarovsk church

Author: Sergey V. Makogonov

Khabarovsk city church

Khabarovsk city church

Author: Jason Rogers

Khabarovsk church view

Khabarovsk church view

Author: Jason Rogers


Khabarovsk Soviet past

Khabarovsk Lenin monument

Khabarovsk Lenin monument

Author: Kudinov D.M.


Explore Khabarovsk streets yourself - central square of the city


The questions of our visitors

Thabiso asks: Hi i'm from South Africa City of Durban, i would to know if there are any black people in Khabarovsk? I will visit my GF soon in this place. Any interracial relationships around the city?
Expert's answer:
Khabarovsk is a fairly large city, located close to the border and a lot of foreigners visit it. From this point of view it is a bit safer comparing to smaller cities/towns where every foreigner immediately becomes the center of attention. There are still some risks and I would not recommend you to go for a walk alone or with your gf in the evening/night time, especially not in the central parts of the city, avoid any conflicts with locals, be especially careful if you go to local night clubs.

The comments of our visitors

Katja
Khabarovsk

I lived in Khabarovsk for many years. I was an American working there. I spoke fluent Russian and pretty much blended right in. No one guessed I was a foreigner. I made lots of truly wonderful friends some of whom became like family.

I walked about any time I felt like it and never had any sort of problems. I lived in several other cities, including Moscow and St. Petersburg and Khabarovsk is my favorite. If I could figure out a way to live there permanently, I would with pleasure.


Jim
Khabarovsk

I had the pleasure of flying a number of flights to Khabarovsk in the early 1990's. I met some wonderful people, one very special person. While the city was in a semi state of disrepair, it still held the historic beauty of its earlier years.

It has been over 20 years since my visit and I would very much like to return. Perhaps not in this life time but the memories live on.


A K ARORA
Khabarovsk city
I visited the city 10 times from India. I liked the city very much. It is calm & quite with beauties of sea and women

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