Yuzhnoukrainsk (Uzhnoukrainsk) is a city located in the north of Nikolaev region of Ukraine, on the left bank of the South Bug River.
Standing about 125 km from the regional center Nikolaev, it was built as a home town for people working at the South-Ukrainian nuclear power plant.
Population - 40,500 (2012).
Area code - +380 5136; postal code - 55000.
Yuzhnoukrainsk foundation date can be considered end-April 1975, when the first builders of the South-Ukrainian nuclear power plant brought earth-moving machines on the field located on the south outskirts of Konstantinovka village.
Before finalizing the location of the new city, Soviet planners and economists considered several projects.
After numerous discussions, the advantage received the draft, according to which the amount of agricultural land used was minimal, and the town was to be erected on the coastal slopes as a part of rural development.
This decision added additional challenges to builders. On the other hand, they were even happy with the fact that they would repeat a unique project of Budapest city and build a beautiful modern town on the banks of an ancient river.
The town was named Konstantinovka-2. April 2, 1987, the town received a new name - Yuzhnoukrainsk (meaning “the south ukrainian”).
Lenin Street in Yuzhnoukrainsk
Yuzhnoukrainsk street view
Yuzhnoukrainsk is located on the highway of regional significance Nikolaev - Ulyanovka. The local bus station connects it with Kiev, Zhitomir, Zaporozhye, Krivoy Rog, Gomel. Transport services are carried out mainly by buses.
There are six industrial companies in the city. Their main activity is production and redistribution of power. The main industrial enterprise is the South-Ukrainian nuclear power plant.
The South-Ukrainian nuclear power plant is a modern energy company playing an important role in the socio-economic development of the city. Also, Yuzhnoukrainsk has well-developed construction industry.
One of the main attractions is the museum complex of the Cossack glory and military equipment.