Skadovsk

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Skadovsk
Скадовськ
City
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Coat of arms of Skadovsk
Coat of arms
Skadovsk is located in Kherson Oblast
Skadovsk
Location of Skadovsk
Skadovsk is located in Ukraine
Skadovsk
Skadovsk
Coordinates: 46°7′N 32°55′E / 46.117°N 32.917°E / 46.117; 32.917Coordinates: 46°7′N 32°55′E / 46.117°N 32.917°E / 46.117; 32.917
Country  Ukraine
Oblast Flag of Kherson Oblast.jpg Kherson Oblast
Raion Skadovsk Raion
Area
 • Total 14.3 km2 (5.5 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 19 404
Postal code 75700
Area code(s) +380 5537
Website http://skadovsk-online.com/

Skadovsk (Ukrainian: Скадовськ, translit. Skadovs’k) is a port city on the Black Sea in the Kherson Oblast (province) of southern Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Skadovsk Raion (district).

The distance to the city of Kherson is 94 km (58 mi), the seaport. The closest railway station is Kalanchak 94 km (58 mi).

History[edit]

Sergey B. Skadovsky, Founder of Skadovsk

The town was founded in 1894 by Sergey B. Skadovsky, a member of the State Council of the Taurida Governorate during the Russian Empire. Skadovsky was a hydrobiologist and biochemist.[1]

The town was originally a seaport for sending wheat, wool and furs to France, Germany and other European countries. The initial territory consisted of a Tatar fishing village Ali-Agok (Tatar for "quiet harbor") and the lands owned by Skadovsky. He and his wife are buried in Skadovsk.

Tourist destination[edit]

Skadovsk is a tourist destination for people in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, and Poland. It is located on Dazharylhach Bay across from Dzharylhach Island.

In 2009, leading up to the Ukrainian presidential election, organizers of the Black Sea Games in Skadovsk presented Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko with a Bengal albino tigress named Tiger-Yulia. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Molotov's Magic Lantern: Travels in Russian History By Rachel Polonsky [1]
  2. ^ "Tymoshenko was presented with a tiger in Skadovsk (photo)". Retrieved 25 August 2009. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Skadovsk at Wikimedia Commons