Where is Odessa?
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About Ukrainian Odessa - “the pearl of the sea”, I heard for sure everyone. But the fact that in the world today there are other cities with the same name, will be a discovery for many. It should be immediately noted that the cities of the same name number more than a dozen. In this article we will tell where is Odessa and its namesakes.
The geographical location of Ukrainian Odessa
Odessa is the administrative center of the Odessa region and is located in the south of the country, on the shores of the Odessa Bay of the Black Sea. Largest is the third city in Ukraine. He also serves the largest seaport of the country. Its population is about 1 million inhabitants, among which, besides the Ukrainians, constituting more than 60%, are Russians, Jews and Bulgarians.
The main part of Odessa, which also includes the historic center of the city, is located on a plain that rises above sea level by about 50 meters. A large area in the city is occupied by beaches, most of which are sandy. The most famous of them are the following:
- "Golden shore";
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Location of the cities of the same name
Imagine that, in addition to the Ukrainian Odessa, there are 12 more cities in the world with the same name. 10 of them are in America, 1 - in Canada and 1 - in Brazil. The largest of these cities is Odessa in the United States, in the west of the state of Texas. It is the district center of Ector County.
The smallest American Odessa is located in the state of Delaware. Its population is about 400 people. In the state of Washington is Odessa-Town, which is a town with a population of 1000 people. Odessa-Lake, located in Michigan, is famous for its mild climate, thanks to which fans of “green tourism” come here.
Canadian Odessa in the past was called Mill Creek and its current name was received only in 1856. The population of the city is up to 80 thousand inhabitants.
In Brazil, since 1905, there is a city called Nova-Odessa, part of the state of São Paulo. Its population is about 50 thousand inhabitants. The founder of the city is considered the Minister of Agriculture Carlos Botelho, who gave him the name.According to some versions, the minister loved to travel, and Black Sea Odessa conquered him, in connection with which he called the Brazilian city that way.