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Kherson

Administration
Full nameCherson
Official nameKherson
Native nameХерсон
Country
Oblast
Municipality
City Rayons
Ukraine
Kherson Oblast
Kherson City
Dneprovski rayon
Suvorovski rayon
Komsomolski rayon
FoundedJune 18, 1778
Government
MayorVolodymyr Saldo
Geography
Total Area52.4 sq mi (135.7 km2)
Demography
Total Population358000 (2007)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Postal code73000
Area code+380 552
Sister citiesRzeszów|blank1_name=Sister cities

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Kherson ( ) is a city in southern Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Kherson Oblast (province), and is designated as its own separate raion (district) within the oblast. Kherson is an important port on the Black Sea and Dnieper River, and the home of a major ship-building industry. The current estimated population is 329,000 (as of 2007).


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