Dzharylhach

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Dzharylhach
Native name: Джарилгач
Geography
Adjacent bodies of water Karkinit Bay, Dazharylhach Bay
Area 56 km2 (22 sq mi)
Length 42 km (26.1 mi)
Highest elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Country
Ukraine
Oblast Kherson Oblast
Raion Skadovsk Raion
Demographics
Population 0 (as of 2001)2001 Ukrainian Census

Dzharylhach (Cyrillic: Джарилгач, also spelled as Dzharylgach) is an island in Skadovsk Raion, Kherson Oblast near Crimea in Ukraine. Along with the Tendra island that lays to the west, in the past was a spit that Greeks called "Achilles Run". Across from the island over the Dazharylhach Bay is the city of Skadovsk. Dzharylhach and its bay is part of the Dzharylhach National Nature Park.

Its area of 56 square km and length of 42 km make it the Black Sea's biggest island, located at the Karkinit Bay. The island has clean sandy beaches and mineral springs. In the middle of the island there is a fresh water spring, and more than four hundred small salty lakes are scattered all over its territory. The unique flora and fauna of Dzharylhach have been well preserved. It is a habitat for wild boars, deer, moufflons, as well as numerous seagulls and cormorants hunting crabs, rapa whelks and shrimp.

 Nicholas Cape
Skadovsk 
 Dzharylhach
Karkinit Bay
Simferopol 
Sevastopol 
 Perekop isthmus
Spotlight Cape 
 Surf Cape
 Tarkhankut Cape
Black Sea
Sea of Azov

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Coordinates: 46°01′N 33°00′E / 46.02°N 33.0°E / 46.02; 33.0