Add to favorite
russian visa

Kholmsk (Mauka till 1905, and Maoka from 1905 to 1946) is a city in the Far East of Russia, the administrative center of Kholmsk city district in the Sakhalin Region. It stands on the southwest coast of the Sakhalin Island, on the shore of the gulf of Nevelsky Strait of the Sea of Japan, 83 km to the west of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. The city with the population of 28 521 people (as of 2016) takes the overall area of 32 km². It is the third largest city as regards population and the second city most important economically in the Sakhalin Region.

It is Sakhalin's largest transport center that has a non-freezing sea port with two terminals, three railway stations and a highway junction. Kholmsk is connected to Vanino with the sea rilway passenger-and-freight ferry crossing Kholmsk-Vanino. The federal highway P495 Kholmsk Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk starts from the city.

Kholmsk is a large economic, industrial and cultural center of the Sakhalin Region, thea center of deep sea fishing and ship repair.

The city was founded on May 21, 1870 as the Russian military post of Mauk. From 1905 to 1945 it belonged to Japan under the name of Maoka. In 1945 it was returned to the USSR and renamed into Kholmsk in 1946.

The next Japanese city Vakkanay is located on the northernmost tip of the island of Hokkaido at the 180 km distance to the south of Kholmsk.

Kholmsk has a moderate climate, transitional from monsoonal to marine.

Tags: Kholmsk Sakhalin Region    



Comment on our site

RSS   twitter      submit

  (Sakhalin Region)

Cities of the region


Pussy Riot  Zapadnaya Dvina  Moscow events  Sheremetyevo  Science  Russian Theater  Ukraine crisis  Visa   Unusual Monuments  Irkutsk Region  Ice Show  Russian economy  Astrakhan Region  activity holidays  Russian business  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Moscow  Vladivostok Museums  Khakassia   Altai State University  Salekhard  Statesmen  St. Petersburg  Spassk-Dalny   Russian Federal Space Agency   Supseh  Wrangel Island  Music Festivals  Russian Photographers  Historical Exhibitions  Iversky Monastery  Museum of Moscow  Russian Cinema  Gold Mask  Russian scientists  Russian science  Russian tourism  Exhibitions in Moscow  Moscow airports  Yandex  Artistic Gymnastics World Cup 2015  South Russia  St. Petersburg Parks   Kaliningrad Region  Andrey Bilzho  Yaroslavl   Elections  Vladimir Medinsky  Pereslavl-Zalessky   satellite 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites