The town was founded by Catherine the Great in 1778 as the cradle of the
Russian Black Sea Navy. The history of the city of the XVIII century is closely connected
with the names of Alexander Suvorov, Fyodor Ushakov, John Howard, Gngory Potyemkin.
Due to its geographical position (23 miles from the Black Sea) Kherson has sea, river, oil
and cereal ports. The industrial image of the city is realized in shipbuilding, textile
and agricultural machinery.
Kherson is famous for the Local Lore Museum (founded in the XIX-th century) and the Museum
of Fine Arts with its rich collection of Russian and Ukrainian painting of the last three
Take advantage of Your stay and visit some historical places, to
appreciate the exotic flood forest of the Dnieper's Delta, to enjoy the folk music, to
taste fantastic Taurian wines and brandies.
Now Kherson population - about 400.000 inhabitants.
Possesses favorable geographical and climatic position. It is washed by
the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea. The third longest river of Europe, the Dnieper River,
crosses the Region giving its water to the immense fields. Having rich black soils and
more than 260 sunny days a year Tauria is said to be the bread-basket of the Ukraine, as
well as one of the best orchard and tomato areas of the country. As for the Kherson
watermelons they are beyond comparison.
Majestic Dnieper and Black Sea, variety of fruits and vegetables, fishing and hunting make
Your stay in Kherson Region unforgettable
is the city of two ports, the River and the Sea one, that's why the Kherson trade port is
connected with 42 countries of the world.
Kherson streches along the high right bank of the river
Dnipro, this is the area where the Dnipro runs into many branches and forms many islands.
Kherson is situated on the plain territory called the Steppe.
The city's large railway junction connects Kherson
with Moscow, Dnepropetrovsk, Kharkov, Simferopol and other cities of the country and
Modern Kherson is the large city with the population of
402,9 thousand inhabitants (given by the beginning of 1997) and the area of about 100
square km, the city with a famous history and rich culture.
The Dniepro and the wide green zone of the city boundaries
create magnificent conditions for rest of Kherson people and visitors of city.
The climate of Kherson is moderate continental. The average
temperature here is rather high - plus 9-10°C and the rainfall is quite small - only
320-400 mm. It remains to add that the frostless period in the region lasts for about 288
days and the sunny days in the year amount to 260-280. As you see Kherson is one of the
warmest cities in Ukraine.
Kherson is one of the most «green» cities of Ukraine -on
the territory of Kherson some urban parks are located: the Park of Lenin Comsomol, Lenin
Park where the Great Oak of more than hundred years grows, and the Park of Glory which
stretches above the Dniepro.
The Dniepro flows into the Black Sea than, but near Kherson
it forms a pleasant recreation zone, the river is fringed with the unique nature of the
South of Ukraine, with its unusual flora and fauna.
Our Dniepro gives us opportunity to keep the Hydropark
in Kherson, where in summer thousands of people can have a rest.
The central street of Kherson- prospectus named in honor of
the admiral Ushakov - begins with the Quay of the Dniepro, where you can find the
monument to the First Shipwrights.
Kherson is the large industrial centre.
Economically Kherson region is agrarian-industrial area and
specializes on manufacture of a grain, meat and milk. The industry is submitted by the
enterprises of shipbuilding, electrical and agricultural mechanical engineering,
electronics, construction, processing of petroleum and agricultural products. presence of
water and railway transport units has the large importance for economy of an area. Kherson
famous manufacturing enterprises are Cotton Mill, Agricultural Machinery Plant, Electric
motors Plant, Glassware Factory, Ready-made Clothing Factory, Cannery Factory Oil Refinery
One of the country's largest elevators was built in Kherson
in 1931in the very place of co-called Alexander Shantz - the fortress that was erected in
the 19th century to protect Russian lands.
In Kherson there are 69 schools for 53 thousand
schoolchildren, among them: 4 Liceums, 3 grammar schools, 5 specialized and 1 national, 2
schools of a private pattern of ownership.
The maximum education can be received in higher educational
institutions: Technological University, Teacher's Training University, Agricultural
University, Kherson branch of the Ukrainian State Sea Technological University.and some
You can be selective in means of mass media in Kherson
as they are given in a large choice to the population. There are weekly and monthly
printed regional editions - newspapers and magazines - with the circulation from 5 000 to
70 000 ("Grivna", "Khersonsky Visnyk", "Novy Den",
"Gorod'Ok",etc.). There is Kherson regional state TV company and radio station,
private TV companies and FM radio stations. The mass media of the city contains and gives
coverage of local, home and foreign affairs. The publications deal with very burning
problems of the city history, latest events and forecasts for future. They also touch upon
cultural, sport news.
It's a very important fact that 5 regional and urban
hospitals work in the city, serving adults and children, the maternity houses are also
included into this structure.
The sport life of city is decorated with traditional popular
competitions, among which international automobile competition «Chumatsky Shlyah»,
national youth final competition in paddling named « Sculls of Hopes »,
championship of Ukraine in handball among female teams of higher league with
participation of the Kherson team «Dnepryanka».
In Kherson 5 stadiums, 268 sports platforms and
fields, 4 pools are numbered at the disposal of Kherson people and the guests of the city,
so playing tennis or football is available for those who wish.
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" -
Kherson people prefer to combine work with the rest and entertainment, they have
opportunity to visit theatres: Drama Theatre named on behalf of M. Kulish, the Puppet
Theatre, which are waiting for their on-lookers. The youth of the city considers the
cinema "Ukraine", having been equipped to the latest standard with the digital
dolby surround sound, to be the most popular in the city. Night clubs are also of great
popularity among the youth, they were opened in all the districts of the city, but mostly
in the centre( "Disco 2000", "McDuck ", "Millenium" and
The nature of the Kherson territory is unique. On the
territory of of Kherson area the unique natural reserve is located - Askania Nova -
the first reserve of Ukraine. The largest value of reserve - virgin soil of the Steppe of
Being in Kherson you are sure to find the place to rest: on
the picturesque banks of the Dniepro enjoying perfect nature of Kherson land,
walking along green parks of Kherson or in the small cafe in the centre of the city with