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Henichesk

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Country  Ukraine
Raion  Henichesk
City status  1938
Area  7.4 km²
Local time  Thursday 7:29 PM
Oblast  Kherson
Founded  1784
Elevation  16 m (52 ft)
Population  25,633 (2011)
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Weather  6°C, Wind E at 23 km/h, 79% Humidity

Henichesk (Ukrainian: Гені́чеськ, translit. Heniches’k) is a port city along the Sea of Azov in the Kherson Oblast (province) of southern Ukraine. Serving as the administrative center of the Henichesk Raion (district), the city itself is also designated as a separate raion within the oblast.

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Map of Heniches'k, Kherson Oblast, Ukraine

History

Henichesk was founded as a fort by the Russian Empire in 1784 and from 1812 was also known as Ust-Ozivske. It was a port and a trade center on the salt route that went from Crimea north to Ukraine and Russia. At the turn of the 20th century it was the location of one of the largest flour mills in southern Ukraine.

Climate

Under the Köppen climate classification, Henichesk has either a humid subtropical climate or a humid continental climate that closely borders on a semi-arid climate with cold winters and warm summers.

Notable people

  • Yosyp Abramovych Daits, Ukrainian artist (August 16, 1897 - December 29, 1954)
  • References

    Henichesk Wikipedia


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