Odessa is city at the Black Sea coast of Ukraine, an administrative center of the Odessa region, the largest port in Ukraine, the large industrial, cultural, scientific and resort center; junction of highways and railways. According to the dates of 2013 there are 1 015 765 inhabitants in Odessa.
Odessa is a multinational city. Representatives of tens nationalities lived there. Initial settlers were Greeks, Italians, and Albanians. The most numerous ethnic group in Odessa were Russian.
Odessa is the largest seaport of Ukraine, transporting grain, sugar, coal, mineral oil, cement, metals, jute, wood, production of a machine engineering industry. The basic industries are processing of oil, mechanical engineering, metal working, grain, food industry, and woodworking industry, the agricultural and chemical industry.
Educational institutions of Odessa are the I.I. Mechnikov Odessa National University, the Odessa State medical university, the Odessa state economic university, the Odessa national law academy, the Odessa national polytechnic university, the Odessa national sea university, the Odessa state academy of building and architecture, the Odessa national academy of telecommunication.
In many ports of the world it is possible to meet graduates of the Odessa higher educational establishment of marine engineering, and marine schools and colleges.
In Odessa are scientific institutes and laboratories, including the oldest scientific research institute of physics, scientific research institute of eye illnesses, scientific research institute of stomatology scientific research institute of balneology and others.
Among world known scientists lived and worked in Odessa are: Ilya Mechnikov (Nobel Prize in Medicine 1908), Igor Tamm (Nobel Prize in Physics 1958), Dmitri Mendeleev, Nikolay Pirogov, Ivan Sechenov, George Gamow, Leonid Mandelstam, Aleksandr Lyapunov, Mark Krein, Alexander Smakula, Waldemar Haffkine, Valentin Glushko, etc.
Airport is easily reachable to/from a center, as well as other neighborhoods by a number of jitneys, and buses. Bus 129 links an airport with a railway station making stops in the "Cherjomushki" section of Odessa. Mini bus 117 links airport with city center. http://www.odessa.aero/en
Railway station is located at the southern edge of city center. It is easily reachable from all points of the city. One of the major tram hubs, trolleybus hubs, and regional mini buses are located next to it.
- sea port
Marine terminal is located just underneath Primorsky Parkway. The famous Potemkin Steps are leading to it from the monument of the Duke De Richelieu. It is reachable by several buses and jitneys, as well as trolleybus number 10 stops there. http://www.port.odessa.ua/index.php/en/
Auto station "Central"
Address: 58, Kolontaivska str.
Phone number: 048-15-80
There is a good system of trams, bus, and mini-buses and trolley-buses running through the city. Trams and trolley-buses are very cheap (2 UAH one travel p.p. - nearly 0.07 USD ). Buses and mini-buses costs 4.00-5.00 UAH - nearly 0.04-0.2 USD.
Shown below is a list of Odessa taxi companies. The average fare, in town, is about 50-70 Hryvnia ($2.-$2.7 USD).
|Last Updated on Thursday, 21 April 2016 05:20|