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Askania Nova (urban type settlement)

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Country  Ukraine
First mentioned  1822
Area code(s)  +380 5538
Population  3,475 (2001)
Province  Kherson Oblast
Raions of Ukraine  Chaplynka Raion
Postal code  75230
Area  10 km²
Local time  Sunday 9:06 PM
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Weather  1°C, Wind S at 11 km/h, 70% Humidity

Askania-Nova (New Ascania) is an urban type settlement in the Chaplynka Raion, Kherson Oblast of southern Ukraine, near the Askania-Nova biosphere reserve. It has a population of 3,475.


Map of Askaniya-Nova, Kherson Oblast, Ukraine


It was established in 1822 as a rural settlement of Chapli. In 1828 the estate of Chapli was leased by the Duke Ferdinand Friedrich from Anhalt-Köthen (today in Saxony-Anhalt). The estate was renamed into Ascania, the Duke's family title the Duke of Ascania since 1330. The 25 sheep breeders and German colonizers from that county found a loosely populated settlement of Ascania-Nova. Later, in 1835, it became a khutir of Askania-Nova. In 1856 a Ukrainian-born German entrepreneur Friedrich Fein bought that estate from the Duke of Anhalt-Dessau (presumably Leopold IV) in 1856 (some 52,000 ha). Friedrich Fein was grandfather of Friedrich Falz-Fein, the founder of Askania Nova biosphere reserve. In 1890 it was known as the incorporated rural settlement of Askania-Nova.

The settlement became to be classified as urban since 1938.


Askania-Nova (urban-type settlement) Wikipedia

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