The city of Nakhodka got its name as follows... In the autumn of 1859 the Russian corvette "America", which sailed in the Sea of Japan, fell into a severe storm. Giant waves rolled over the deck, amusing the ship like a toy. The damaged ship became hard to drive, water appeared in the hold. The team was in danger. To save people, the captain decided to leave the ship ashore behind a high rocky promontory that was far out to sea. And when the corvette, after all, was lucky enough to get around this cape, he stopped in a comfortable, well-protected bay. Here the ship waited for adversity. From that time, the hospitable bay was called Nakhodka. Now on the banks of the bay of Nakhodka is a large port city of the same name.

The city of Nakhodka got its name as follows... In the autumn of 1859 the Russian corvette America...

On the territory of the modern city of Nakhodka traces of settlements of the Iron Age related to the culture of shell mounds are found. Dense piles of shells form a long shaft, stretching along the coast to hundreds of meters. On the shores of Lake Swan, bays Nakhodka, Tungus, Transparent and others, as well as under the hill of the Brother and in the cave of the hill of the nephew, remains of the settlements of the people of the stone and iron centuries, now partially or completely destroyed, are found.

The city of Nakhodka extends for 20 km along the bay and the bay of Nakhodka - from the mouth of the Partizanskaya River to Cape Astafiev, and occupies the territory of the Trudny peninsula, on three sides surrounded by the sea. Nakhodka is the southernmost city in the east of Russia; it is south of Vladivostok and Sochi, and is on the same latitude with such foreign cities as Bishkek, Sofia and Boston.

The climate of the site is moderate monsoon. The winter monsoon is the transfer of cold continental air from the mainland to the sea. As a result, a frosty, low-clouded weather with a small amount of precipitation and a predominance of winds of the north and north-west directions at a speed of 5-10 m/s is established. Spring is long and cool. In the warm season, southern and south-eastern winds prevail at a speed of 5-7 m/s. The summer monsoon is active from June to August. In the first half of summer until mid-July, the air masses are being carried away from the Sea of Okhotsk, which leads to a cool, cloudy weather with fog and drizzling rain.

From the late 1980s to 2011, Nakhodka was the second largest city in Primorye, according to 2012, it lost to Ussuriisk.