Today's Komsomolsk is a large industrial, scientific and cultural center of the Far East, the third largest city in the Far Eastern Federal District. Its population at the beginning of 2018 is more than 248 thousand people; the area size is 325 square kilometers.
Founded on the site of a small village Permskoe and Nanai settlement Dzemgy, Komsomolsk in a short time became a major industrial center of the Khabarovsk Krai and the Far East. Among the northern territories of the Far Eastern region, this is one of the largest settlement centers. According to the combination of climatic and socio-economic factors, it starkly differs from other territories of the Far East, including nearby ones. Its position at the "junction" of the uncomfortable and extremely uncomfortable climatic zones characterizes the territory as relatively uncomfortable for a living. Since 1976, the city's territory is equated with the territories of the Far North. At the same time, Komsomolsk is located in a kind of "oasis" - the Amur floodplain, the width of which reaches 20 km.
The confluent of the Amur is a small mountain river Silinka which, being a natural boundary, divides the city into two parts - "city" and Dzemgy. They called so (however, they call it now) the construction sites of future plants. Now it is, respectively, the Central and Leninsky districts of the administration of Komsomolsk-on-Amur. They are connected by the longest highway with the length of about 7 km, Komsomolsk Highway. Initially, it was an unformed road with a wooden bridge across the Silinka, built to mark the 5th anniversary of the city. Later, in 20 years, the first reinforced concrete bridge was built. Now the main highway is the busiest in the city. To unload the road near the Amurlitmash village, a new access road to Dzemgy with a new bridge was built. By the 70th anniversary of the city, the new bridge was put into operation on the Komsomolsk Highway.
The city stretches for more than 30 km along the Amur. Its facade is facing the river, the width of which in the city reaches 2.5 km. Building began from the embankment - the first houses, streets, enterprises. The first residential quarters, mostly of the barracks type, were built near industrial enterprises. This gave life to several dozens of scattered settlements. Many of them still have single-storey houses with private plots. Here you can still see the heritage of the Perm craftsmen - houses with wooden laces.
Today Komsomolsk-on-Amur is the third largest city in the Far East, a large industrial and cultural center of the territory.
The ethnic composition is fairly homogeneous, the Russian population is 86.4% of the total population, the share of the indigenous peoples of the North is 1.3%.
The city is beautiful at any time of the year - when snow falls on its streets with a fluffy veil, and in the autumn, when the city is dressed in a gold-purple robe, and in the spring, when the city is smothered in the tender green of young leaves and the grass that shoots through the white-pink scum of blossoming apple trees. The city preserves an intact taiga forest of more than 500 hectares, the Silinsky Park, the average age of trees growing here is 100 years, but there are individual specimens that reached the age of 200 years.