Posyet is an urban locality (an urban-type settlement
Urban-type settlement
Urban-type settlement ; , selyshche mis'koho typu ) is an official designation for a type of locality used in some of the countries of the former Soviet Union...

) in Khasansky District of Primorsky Krai
Primorsky Krai
Primorsky Krai , informally known as Primorye , is a federal subject of Russia . Primorsky means "maritime" in Russian, hence the region is sometimes referred to as Maritime Province or Maritime Territory. Its administrative center is in the city of Vladivostok...

, Russia
Russia or , officially known as both Russia and the Russian Federation , is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects...

, and an ice-free port on the Possiet Bay. Population:

It is named after the Russian navigator Constantine Possiet (1819—1899). It is one of the southernmost settlements in Russia.

It was established on April 11, 1860 as Novgorodsky-Posyet. The name Novgorodsky was given after the bay named by Muravyov-Amursky expedition; the latter name Posyet was named after Russian explorer Konstantin Posyet
Konstantin Posyet
Constantine Possiet was a Russian statesman and admiral who served as Minister of Transport Communications between 1874 and 1888....

. It is the oldest settlement in Primorsky Krai.

Largest enterprise JSC Commercial port of Posyet is owned by Mechel
Mechel is one of Russia’s leading mining and metallurgical companies, producing coal, iron ore, nickel steel, rolled steel products, hardware, heat and electric power. Headquartered in Moscow, the company operates facilities in Russia, Romania, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, and the United...

. It is in possession of three 450 metres (1,476.4 ft) mooring lines of 'gravitational' type.

External links

The source of this article is wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.