Odessa is a beautiful city which is situated on the northwestern coast of the
Black Sea. It is a major industrial, cultural, scientific and recreation center
and also a knot of highways and railroads. There is the largest port in Ukraine.
The population of the city is 1,010,845 people. In terms of population it is
the third largest city in the country after Kiev
The climate in Odessa is temperate continental with mild winters, relatively
lingering spring and warm long, often very sultry summers and long and warm
Officially, the history of the city of Odessa is taken to count in 1794, when
on May 27 (June 7) 1794 Empress Catherine II issued a rescript of the founding
of the city and harbor on the spot Hadjibeyan. The city was built according
to the plan made by an engineer and colonel of the Russian army Franz Devolan.
The new name of Odessa city was first mentioned in January 10, 1795.
There are several theories about the origin of the name of the city, however,
is considered that the most reliable assumption is that the city was named in
honor of the ancient Greek colony Odesos, which was located near the Gulf of
Odessa beaches - hotspots and treatment in Odessa on the Black Sea coast and
estuaries. The total length of the coastline of Odessa - 30 km. The main resort
area of Odessa is located along the eastern edge of the plateau on a plot of
long sea coast, approximately 6 km. Besides the comfortable beaches in Odessa
there are a lot of "wild" beaches which usually are not empty.
Odessa is the largest sea port in Ukraine, transporting grain, sugar, coal,
petroleum products, cement, metals, jute, wood and engineering industry products.
This is a base of naval (in the past) and the fishing fleet. There are located
a number of research institutes and laboratories, including the oldest research
institute in the system of higher education in Ukraine.
Basically Odessa is presented by the architecture of XIX-XX centuries: Neoclassicism,
Modernism, postmodernism, constructivism. In Odessa, there is a famous Potemkin
Steps, which now has 192 steps. His Serene Highness Prince Mikhail Vorontsov
gave ladder to his wife Elizabeth Ksaverevna that cost him 800 thousand rubles.
Prominent place in the cultural life of the city and the country occupies the
Odessa National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet. Its building is a unique
architectural construction. There are about two dozen museums located in Odessa.
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