Like Portland, Khabarovsk an inland port city built at the confluence of two rivers. Khabarovsk lives on the right bank of the Amur river 40 km below the confluence of the Amur and Ussuri. The two rivers form a natural setting for a borderline between Russia and China. Khabarovsk was founded in 1858 when N.N.Muraviev, the then Governor-General of the Eastern Siberia, decided to start a settlement here and call it Khabarovsk after Yerofey Khabarov, a prominent Russian explorer of Far East region in 17 century. The present-day area of the city is about 35 thousand hectares. It stretches along the Amur-River for more than 50 kilometers. The population of Khabarovsk is about 600 000. The city is the capital of the Russian Far Eastern Territory.