Khabarovsk Krai is located in the center of the Russian Far East. Land, marine
and air routes pass through its territory connecting the interior parts of the
country with the Pacific ports, as well as the —IS and Western Europe countries
with the Asian Pacific Rim countries.
The Khabarovsk Krai is one of the largest administrative-territorial units in
the Russian Federation. Its area equals 788.6 sq, km that makes up 4.5% of the
Russian territory and 12.7% of the Russian Far-Eastern economic region. The
territory stretches for 1 800 kilometers from the North to the South, and from
the West to the East - for 125-750 km. The distance from its center to Moscow is
8533 km by rail and 6075 km by air.
The Khabarovsk Krai is washed by the Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan. The
coastline extension is 3390 km, including islands, the largest of them are
On the coast of the Tatarsky Strait there are water areas convenient for the
construction of ports, such as the Chikhachev Gulf and Vanino Bay and especially
the unique complex of deep, sheltered bays that form the Gulf of Sovetskaya
Gavan. This gulf and the neighboring Vanino Bay are accessible for vessels
during the winter period.
A characteristic feature of the Khabarovsk Krai is a well developed river
system, the major area belonging to the Pacific Ocean basin (the Amur river
basin), and the lesser one to the Arctic Ocean basin (the Lena river basin).
430 km separate the Krai from the North Pole in the north. The south point of
the territory lies on the parallel that is situated to the north of the Hokkaido
Inland and Portland city and to the south of Rostov-on-Don city.
The Krai borders with China. The nearest russian neighbors are the Primorsky
Krai, the Jewish Autonomous oblast, the Amurskaya and the Magadanskaya oblasts
and the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic.