The territory of modern Kherson has been occupied for a long time. In 1737 on the place of present Kherson there was the Russian fortification Alexander-Shants that was constructed during the Russian-Turkish war in 1735-1739

The city of Kherson has been based by the decree of Ekaterina the 2nd from the 18th of June 1778. The city was created to protect the Southern boundaries of the Russian Empire. The name to the city was given in honor of Ancient Greek, and later after the Byzantine colony Chersonese. The Kherson region is located in the south of Ukraine, in the river basin of the river Dnepr, in the southwest it is washed by the Black Sea and in the southeast it is washed by the Azov Sea. The frontier that is 458 km goes through the territory of the city. On the frontier there are 4 check posts – the airport, river port, seaports of Kherson and Skladovsk.

The reserves "Askaniya-Nova" and Chernomorskyi are reserves of the national value.

The modern city of Kherson is the center with the strong potential, with the developed industry and with the good transport and social infrastructure. The city represents the large industrial, agricultural and cultural center in the south of independent Ukraine with nice history and rich culture. Also Kherson is at a crossroads of highways Rostov – Odessa – Simferopol, the Odessa trunk-railway goes through the city, here works the sea port and the largest river ports on the river Dnepr, bus station and the airport that has the communications with Kiev, Moscow and Istanbul. With the help of Kherson trading port of Ukraine is connected with more than 40 countries of the world.

Kherson is the important scientific and educational center. Kherson is one of the most "green" cities of Ukraine. There are many city parks on its territory. Tourism is well developed in Kherson.

If you plan to make travel to Kherson or the Kherson area, this information will be useful for you.

The Kherson fortress occupies the territory that is almost 100 hectares. The management of the building of the city building and fortresses was entrusted to the talented engineer, Colonel Nikolay Ivanovichu Korsakovu. The big sum of money was spent for building of this fortress.

The most interesting from all of these constructions of the Kherson fortress complex is the Ekaterina's cathedral, that was put in 1781 on the place of the wooden church of Sacred Arhistratig Michael. To the West from the Ekaterina's cathedral there is a bell tower. To the Southeast from the Ekaterina's cathedral there is the park of Glory that was based in 1967. Kherson is well-known for the green necklace. Having visited Kherson in summer, it is impossible to be kept from the temptation to make water excursion on the steam-ship on the river Dnepr. The local fauna amazes with its variety. There are many wild and rare birds. A lot of fish is found in the lowers of the river Dnepr.

Near the village Respublikanets on the cape there is the rests of the sixth Zaporizhska Sich - Kamensk.

And now let us talk about one of the youngest cities of Ukraine - New Kakhovka, it was based in 1950 on the place of the village Klyuchevogo. One of the most beautiful places of New Kakhovka is its quay with unique fresh air, the huge variety of flowers and purling spring sources. Annually in New Kakhovka the International festival of academic art «Vivat, Musica!» takes place.

In 1887 in "Askania Nova" the Old park was put. It reminds the real forest with fresh air, peace and pacification. The age of the majority of plantations is more than 100 years. The collection of Dendrology Park with different kinds of trees almost from each corner of the world (748 kinds) is extraordinary rich. The Visiting Card of are "stone structures".

Among the regions of Ukraine the Kherson area is unique that it is washed by two Seas – the Black Sea and the Azov Sea. Its Sea coast stretches more than on 200 kilometers. In the resort zone of the Kherson Black Sea Coast and Priazovye there are more than 300 sanitary establishments - sanatoria, boarding houses, tourist bases, children's camps.

Also don’t forget to visit the Ekaterina's cathedral, the Greek-Sofia church, Residence of the governor, the Piously-Duhovsky cathedral, Museum of local lore and Suvorov's House.