Komsomolsk-on-Amur city, Russia (Komsomolsk-na-Amure)

The city of Khabarovsk krai.

Komsomolsk-on-Amur overview

Komsomolsk-on-Amur (Russian spelling Komsomolsk-na-Amure) is the second largest city in Khabarovsk krai of Russia.

Komsomolsk-on-Amur has the population of about 259,000 (2012), land area - 325 sq. km.

The phone code is +7 4217; the postal codes - 681000-681035.

Komsomolsk-On-Amur city coat of arms

Komsomolsk-On-Amur city coat of arms

Komsomolsk-On-Amur city map, Russia

Komsomolsk-On-Amur city map of Russia

Komsomolsk-on-Amur history

In 1930, the government of the Russian Federation issued a decree on economic and cultural formation of Dalnevostochny (Far East) krai and in August 1931 a decision to construct a shipbuilding plant was made.

In January 1932, taiga settlement Permskoye located on the left bank of the Amur River was visited by the government commission which decided that Amursky shipbuilding plant should be constructed there. At the same time it was decided to construct aircraft-building plant.

On May, 1932, steamers “Komintern” and “Kolumb” brought about 1,000 first builders of the city to the Amur shore. At present a memorial stone and a monument to the first city builders remind of this event.

Komsomol volunteers came to the wild taiga area and lived in barracks and army tents. Subjugating time and overcoming adversities everyone lived waiting for the construction of giant plants, it was the objective for which they arrived to the severe and uninhabited Amur shore.

On June 12th, 1933, the construction of Amursky shipbuilding plant began. This day is the birthday of the city Komsomolsk-on-Amur. Later, on July 18th, 1934, another giant plant - aircraft-building one - was started to be constructed.

Komsomolsk-on-Amur views

Komsomolsk-on-Amur street

Komsomolsk-on-Amur street

Author: Vasily Pozhidaev

Komsomolsk-on-Amur city view

Komsomolsk-on-Amur city view

Author: Vasily Pozhidaev

Komsomolsk-on-Amur scenery

Komsomolsk-on-Amur scenery

Author: Evgeny Falchikov


Komsomolsk-on-Amur features

At present Komsomolsk-on-Amur is the largest industrial center in the Far East region of Russia and the third largest city in the area. Most developed are the following industries: machine building and metal-working (aircraft- and ship-building, power engineering, various transportation equipment), ferrous metallurgy, oil-processing, light industry, forest, food processing.

Komsomolsk-on-Amur is located 348 km to the northeast of Khabarovsk, on the crossroads of transportation ways: westwards - Baikal-Amur railway, to the north-east - waterway along the river Amur till the city Nikolayevsk-on-Amur and further to Okhotskoye Sea, gas- and oil-pipelines from the island Sakhalin; eastwards - railway till the seaport Vanino and the city Sovietskaya Gavan; to the southwest - the river Amur, rail- and highway till the city Khabarovsk and further to the coast of the Pacific Ocean, seaports Vladivostok and Nakhodka.

International ties in culture, education and sports develop in the city. Ever year Universities of the city and other countries exchange students and tutors, hold sport contests and international festivals. Various ties connect Komsomolsk-on-Amur with the cities Kamo (Japan) and Tsya-mu-sy (China).

There is an airport “Komsomolsk-on-Amur” in the settlement of Khurba, 20 km from the city. The park “Silinsky forest” located within the city area is a virgin taiga on 500 hectares territory.

Komsomolsk-na-Amure places

Komsomolsk-na-Amure Gagarin Square

Komsomolsk-na-Amure Gagarin Square

Author: Yuriy Gordeev

Komsomolsk-na-Amure railway station

Komsomolsk-na-Amure railway station

Author: Elshad Mamedzadeh

Komsomolsk-na-Amure river station

Komsomolsk-na-Amure river station

Author: Evgeny Falchikov


Komsomolsk-on-Amur attractions

Komsomolsk-on-Amur is included into the list of historically inhabited places of the Russian Federation and is a unique monument of city architecture in the Far East region, it has an extremely interesting history which is reflected in its architecture.

The plan of the city looks like a ray system, it’s such a “city-sun”. Architectural ensembles of the city are examples of “palace” monumental architecture. At present there are over 130 objects of cultural heritage in the city. National cultural centers and ethnography museums are open in Komsomolsky, Amursky and Solnechny districts of the city.

Tourist and recreation objects located in the city and neighboring districts offer various types of activities: mountain skiing, rafting, walking and equestrian tours and fishing.

Tourist activities in Komsomolsk-on-Amur and neighboring districts last all year round. There are modern comfortable hotels, a developed net of restaurants with various national cuisines and a lot of tourist sites.

Komsomolsk-On-Amur city of Russia photos

Komsomolsk-on-Amur sceneries

Komsomolsk-on-Amur scenery

Komsomolsk-on-Amur scenery

Author: Evgeny Falchikov

Komsomolsk-on-Amur history museum

Komsomolsk-on-Amur history museum

Author: Evgeny Falchikov

Komsomolsk-on-Amur movie theater

Komsomolsk-on-Amur movie theater

Author: Vasily Pozhidaev


Komsomolsk-on-Amur sights

Komsomolsk-on-Amur Victory memorial

Komsomolsk-on-Amur Victory memorial

Author: Yuriy Gordeev

Komsomolsk-on-Amur church

Komsomolsk-on-Amur church

Author: Evgeny Falchikov


Let's walk Komsomolsk-on-Amur city streets


The questions of our visitors

Andrew asks: What is the driving distance from Komsomolsk-on-Amur to Nakhodka?
Expert's answer:
The driving distance between Komsomolsk-on-Amur and Nakhodka is about 1282 km.
Steve asks: We adopted from Komsomolsk-on-Amur in Russia. Can't remember the orphanage name but I remember it had a huge steel gate. This was about 14 yrs ago. Can you please tell me or send some pictures of this orphanage .Our daughter is asking alot of questions now. Thanks so much.
Expert's answer:
I have found the list of the orphanages of Komsomolsk-on-Amur. This service to translate from Russian. Not a lot of photos are available and among them I haven't found anything similar to the orphanage mentioned in your request.

The comments of our visitors

Peter
Lovely city
I first heard of your lovely city, whilst reading about the Soviet Women Pilots who flew during the Great Patriotic War (1939-1945). Today, as I have some time, I was looking to see if there was any reference to Marina Raskova (and her two comrades Valentina Grizudobova and Polina Osipenko), from their record breaking flight in 1938, when The Winged Sisters (I think that is what the radio called them!) flew from Moscow to Komsomolsk an Amur in their twin engined aircraft (was it called Rodina - Homeland?). I would like one day to visit. Thank you, and best regards, Peter

stephen malberg
komsomolsk on amur
Nice to see pictures from a distant city. Especially the pictures of the churches are interesting.

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