Askania-Nova (urban-type settlement)

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Urban-type settlement
Askania-Nova is located in Kherson Oblast
Askania-Nova is located in Ukraine
Coordinates: 46°27′6″N 33°52′14″E / 46.45167°N 33.87056°E / 46.45167; 33.87056Coordinates: 46°27′6″N 33°52′14″E / 46.45167°N 33.87056°E / 46.45167; 33.87056
Country Ukraine
Raions of Ukraine Chaplynka Raion
Province Kherson Oblast
First mentioned 1822
 • Total 10 km2 (4 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 2,865
 • Density 290/km2 (740/sq mi)
Postal code 75230
Area code(s) +380 5538

Askania-Nova (New Ascania) is an urban-type settlement in Chaplynka Raion, Kherson Oblast of southern Ukraine, near the Askania-Nova biosphere reserve. Population: 2,865 (2015 est.)[1]


It was established in 1822 as a rural settlement of Chapli. In 1828 the estate of Chapli was leased by the Duke Ferdinand Friedrich from Anhalt-Köthen (today in Saxony-Anhalt). The estate was renamed into Ascania, the Duke's family 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) in 1856 (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.



  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 1 July 2016.


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