Ovidiopol (Ukrainian: Овідіополь, translit.: Ovidiopol; Russian: Овидиополь, translit.: Ovidiopol' ; Turkish: Hacıdere ) is a coastal town in Odessa Oblast, Ukraine. It is located at around Coordinates: .
The town was named[when?] after Ovid, the Roman poet exiled to the Black Sea coast, based on the claim of Dimitrie Cantemir in his Descriptio Moldaviae (1714-16) that a local lake near Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi (probably the Dniester Liman itself, on whose eastern shore the town is located) was named in Romanian Lacul Ovidului (Ovid's Lake).
Twin towns — Sister cities
Ovidiopol is twinned with:
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