Komsomolsk-on-Amur with a population of 304,7 thousand is located in the Khabarovsk region on the left bank of the Amur river. It was founded in 1932. The modern city is a large industrial and cultural centre of Far East and the zone of the Baikal-Amur railway road, the railway crossroad and the river terminal. The main places of interest of Komsomolsk-on-Amur are the Drama Theatre, the Museum of Local Lore and the Arts Museum. The Komsomolsk natural reserve is located near the city in the basin of the Belgo and Pivan rivers.