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Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

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Description of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is a city in the Far East of Russia. It is the administrative center of the Sakhalin region and forms the municipality of the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk with the status of a city district, as an administrative-territorial unit is a city of regional importance. Population - 198,973 people. (2018). It is the sixth largest city in the Far East. The distance from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to Moscow is 6,400 km.

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is located in the southeastern part of Sakhalin Island, on the Susuya River, 25 km from the Sea of ​​Okhotsk. The climate is temperate monsoon. It is the largest transport hub on the island: the intersection of regional roads, railway station and airport. There are Sakhalin State University and the Sakhalin Scientific Center of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

 

 

 

History of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk began as a small Russian settlement called Vladimirovka, founded by convicts in 1882. The Treaty of Portsmouth in 1905, which brought an end to the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905, awarded the southern half of the Sakhalin Island to Japan. Vladimirovka was renamed Toyohara (meaning "bountiful plain"), and was the prefect capital of the Japanese Karafuto Prefecture.

After the end of World War II, the Japanese portion of Sakhalin island was occupied by Soviet troops. Ownership of the city was transferred to the Soviet Union and it was renamed Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk ("Southern Sakhalin"). Town status was granted to it in 1946.

 

 

 


 

Transportation

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Южно-Сахалинск, IATA: UUS, ICAO: UHSS), also called Khomutovo (Хомутово), is an airport in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, on the Russian island of Sakhalin. The airport was established in 1945 as a military airfield. With currently one 3,400 m concrete runway, one passenger terminal, two cargo terminals and 16 aircraft stands, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport is the largest airport in Sakhalin Oblast.

 

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