Ovidiopol (Ukrainian: Овідіополь, translit.: Ovidiopol; Russian: Овидиополь, translit.: Ovidiopol' ; Turkish: Hacıdere ) is a coastal urban-type settlement in Odessa Oblast, Ukraine. It serves as the administrative center of Ovidiopol Raion. It is located at around Coordinates: . Population: 11,957 (2015 est.)
The town was named in 1793 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:
- "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
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