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Flag of Skadovsk
Coat of arms of Skadovsk
Skadovsk is located in Kherson Oblast
Location of Skadovsk
Skadovsk is located in Ukraine
Skadovsk (Ukraine)
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 Kherson Oblast
RaionSkadovsk Raion
 • Total14.3 km2 (5.5 sq mi)
 • TotalDecrease 17,344
Postal code
Area code(s)+380 5537

Skadovsk (Ukrainian: Скадовськ, translit. Skadovs’k, Russian: Скадовск) is a port city on the Black Sea in Kherson Oblast (province) of southern Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Skadovsk Raion (district). Skadovsk hosts the administration of Skadovsk urban hromada, one of the hromadas of Ukraine.[1] Population: 17,344 (2021 est.)[2]

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


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.[3]

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[4] 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.[5] Tymoshenko eventually lost the elections.

Port of Skadovsk[edit]

The city has a small port with few piers. Additionally there are more piers located in a village of Khorly in the eastern portion of Dzharylhach Bay. However piers of Khorly are not in operational conditions. Port of Skadovsk also administers a smaller port in Henichesk located in the sea of Azov.



  1. ^ "Скадовская городская громада" (in Russian). Портал об'єднаних громад України.
  2. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 11 July 2021.
  3. ^ Molotov's Magic Lantern: Travels in Russian History By Rachel Polonsky
  4. ^, BBC News (17 August 2016)
  5. ^ "Tymoshenko was presented with a tiger in Skadovsk (photo)". Archived from the original on 9 July 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2009.

External links[edit]

Media related to Skadovsk at Wikimedia Commons