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Kherson (Ukrainian and Russian Херсон) is a city in southern Ukraine, the capital of Kherson Oblast, with 303,900 inhabitants (2004). It is an important port on the Black Sea and Dnieper River, also a home to major ship-building industry. Coat of Arms and Flag of Kherson Region File links The following pages link to this file: Kherson Khersonska oblast Categories: Images with unknown source ... City lights from space. ... Kherson Oblast (Херсонська область, Khersons’ka oblast’ or Херсонщина, Khersonshchyna in Ukrainian) is an oblast of southern Ukraine, just north of Crimea. ... Seaport, a painting by Claude Lorrain, 1638 A port is a facility at the edge of an ocean, river, or lake for receiving ships and transferring cargo and persons to them. ... Map of the Black Sea. ... Length 2,290 km Elevation of the source - m Average discharge 1670 m³/s Area watershed 516,300 km² Origin Russia Mouth Black Sea Basin countries Russia, Belarus, Ukraine The Dnieper River (Russian: Днепр/Dnepr; Belarusian: Дняпро/Dnyapro; Ukrainian: Дніпро/Dnipro) is a river (2,290 km length) which flows from Russia through... Shipbuilding is the construction of ships. ...


History

Kherson was founded in 1778 by Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin who executed the order of Russian Empress Catherine the Great. The city was built on place of a small fortress Aleksandr-Shants. 1778 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Prince Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin (Russian: Григорий Александрович Потемкин) (September 13, 1739 (NS: September 24) – October 5, 1791 (NS: October 16)) was a Russian general-field marshal, statesman, and favorite of Catherine II the Great. ... H.I.M. Ekaterina II Aleksejevna the Great, Empress and Autocrat of all the Russias Catherine II (Екатерина II Алексеевна: Yekaterína II Alekséyevna, April 21, 1729 - November 6, 1796 (O.S.)), born Sophie Augusta Fredericka, known as Catherine the Great, reigned as empress of Russia from June 28, 1762, to...


Constructions

Kherson TV Tower is a 200 metre high lattice steel TV Tower in Kherson, Ukraine. ...

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