Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy is an administrative, economic, cultural center of the Kamchatka Region. Its stretches for more than 30 km along the Avacha Bay. Avacha Bay is geographically as perferct a bay as a city could hope for. It is large and deep, with a narrow opening which keeps out foul weather and ice. The founding of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy in 1740 by the Danish explorer Vitus Bering began the "opening" of Kamchatka in earnest, helped by the fact that the government began to use the area as a place of exile. The Russian government encouraged settlement by granting land to newcomers on the peninsula. The harbour is open to shipping year around, and is also protected from tsunami waves. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy is a town of fishmen and sailors. It is a very picturesque place, because it is surrounded by hills and volcanoes. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy is famous for its historical monuments: the monument to the founder of our town Vitus Bering, the monument to French navigator la Perouse, English navigator Charles Clerk and others. You will enjoy a tour around the town watching sightseeing.