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Vladivostok (Russian: Владивосток; IPA: [vlədʲɪvɐˈstok] (listen)) is a city and the administrative center of Primorsky Krai, Russia, located at the head of the Golden Horn Bay, not far from Russia's borders with China and North Korea. The official population of the city, is approximately 600,000. 


The city is the home port of the Russian Pacific Fleet and the largest Russian port on the Pacific Ocean.

In 2012, Vladivostok hosted the 24th Summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. In preparation for the event, the infrastructure of the city was renovated and improved. Two giant cable-stayed bridges were constructed in Vladivostok, namely the Zolotoy Rog Bridge over the Golden Horn Bay in the center of the city, and the Russky Bridge to Russky Island, where the summit took place. The latter bridge is the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world. In addition, a new airport, new highways and cultural and educational institutions were constructed.


The city is located in the southern extremity of Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula, which is about 30-kilometer (19 mi) long and approximately 12-kilometer (7.5 mi) wide. The highest point is Mount Kholodilnik, the height of which is 257 meters (843 ft).