Yuzhne

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Yuzhne
Южне
City of regional significance
Yuzhny - Grygorivskogo desantu street.jpg
Flag of Yuzhne
Flag
Coat of arms of Yuzhne
Coat of arms
Yuzhne is located in Odessa Oblast
Yuzhne
Yuzhne
Location in Ukraine
Coordinates: 46°37′25″N 31°06′04″E / 46.62361°N 31.10111°E / 46.62361; 31.10111
Country  Ukraine
Oblast Odessa Oblast
Municipality Yuzhne
Elevation 34 m (112 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 32,003
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 65481—65489
Area code(s) +380-4842
Climate Cfa
Website http://www.yuzhny.org/

Yuzhne (Ukrainian: Ю́жне, formerly: Южний, Yuzhny,[1][2][3][4][5] translated as "southern" n. adj.) is a port city in Odessa Oblast (province) of south-western Ukraine. Administratively, Yuzhne is incorporated as a town of oblast significance. It is situated on the country's Black Sea coast. Population: 32,003 (2015 est.)[6]

Initially created as a settlement of the Odessa Portside Plant in the Hryhorivka Estuary, since 1981 it was transformed into a suburb of Odessa within the Suvorovsky District of the city. From the Southern Marine Terminal of the city port, the Odessa–Brody pipeline takes its beginning towards the Western Ukraine.

The city's port is an internationally important oil terminal, and one of Ukraine's top three ports, with Odessa and Chornomorsk. In fact, these three nearby port cities have grown into a single conurbation, and Yuzhne is considered a satellite of Odessa.

Name[edit]

The city is located about 32 kilometers (20 miles) east of Odessa. Although it sounds awkwardly in Ukrainian, the city's name has not changed since Ukraine obtained its independence. The correct way to name the town in Ukrainian is Pivdenne, rather than Yuzhne.

Olimp Sports Complex in Yuzhne

Nonetheless, on 11 May 1978 by the order of the Presidium of Verkhovna Rada of Ukrainian SSR the newly built populated place was given the name of the village Yuzhne. Starting from this event the place takes its beginning. In February 1993 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine declared to give the urbanized village a special status in the Odessa Oblast as a city of oblast significance. In 2000 the declaration of Verkhovna Rada #1914-III confirmed the city limits.

Climate[edit]

Yuzhne has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen: Cfa).

Yuzhny beach
Climate data for Yuzhne
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) −1.9
(28.6)
−1.1
(30)
2.5
(36.5)
9.4
(48.9)
15.5
(59.9)
20.0
(68)
22.3
(72.1)
21.7
(71.1)
16.9
(62.4)
11.1
(52)
5.3
(41.5)
1.1
(34)
10.2
(50.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 36
(1.42)
37
(1.46)
29
(1.14)
32
(1.26)
39
(1.54)
47
(1.85)
50
(1.97)
36
(1.42)
38
(1.5)
26
(1.02)
39
(1.54)
43
(1.69)
452
(17.81)
Source: Climate-Data.org[7]

Sport[edit]

Yuzhne is home to the team BC Khimik in the Ukrainian Basketball Superleague, league champions in the 2014/15 season. Yuzhne is also home to the "BK Khimik" women's volleyball team, Ukrainian champions in 2010/11 and 2011/12. The handball team named HC Portovik plays in the highest men's League.

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Coordinates: 46°38′N 31°06′E / 46.63°N 31.10°E / 46.63; 31.10