Askania-Nova (urban-type settlement)
|Raions of Ukraine||Chaplynka Raion|
|• Total||10 km2 (4 sq mi)|
|• Density||290/km2 (740/sq mi)|
|Area code(s)||+380 5538|
It was established in 1822 as a rural settlement of Chapli. In 1828 the estate of Chapli was leased by Frederick Ferdinand, Duke of Anhalt-Köthen. The estate was renamed Ascania, as the Duke's family held the title the Duke of Ascania since 1330. The 25 sheep breeders and German colonizers from that county found a loosely populated settlement of Ascania-Nova. Later, in 1835, it became a khutir of Askania-Nova. In 1856 a Ukrainian-born German entrepreneur Friedrich Fein bought that estate from the Duke of Anhalt-Dessau (presumably Leopold IV) (some 52,000 ha). Friedrich Fein was grandfather of Friedrich Falz-Fein, the founder of Askania Nova biosphere reserve. In 1890 it was known as the incorporated rural settlement of Askania-Nova.
The settlement became to be classified as urban since 1938.
- "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
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