Kinburn Peninsula

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The Kinburn Peninsula (Ukrainian: Кінбурнський півострів, Kinburns'kii pivostriv), a peninsula in Southern Ukraine, separates the Dnieper-Bug Estuary from the Black Sea. Administratively the peninsula is divided between two regions each represented by one rural community: Pokrovske (Mykolaiv Oblast) and Heroiske (Kherson Oblast).

Kinburn Peninsula
Native name:
Кінбурнський півострів
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EtymologyTurkish: Kılburun
Geography
Coordinates46°30′27″N 31°46′44″E / 46.507555°N 31.778783°E / 46.507555; 31.778783Coordinates: 46°30′27″N 31°46′44″E / 46.507555°N 31.778783°E / 46.507555; 31.778783
Length40 km (25 mi)[1]
Width10 km (6 mi)
Administration
Ukraine
OblastMykolaiv
OblastKherson
Largest settlementvillage Heroiske, Hola Prystan Raion
Demographics
Population1,450

The western tip of the peninsula extends into the Kinburn Foreland (spit).

To the south are located couple of islands, Dovhyi and Kruhlyi - both belong administratively to the Ochakiv Raion of Mykolaiv Oblast.[2]

The Battle of Kinburn was fought on 17 October 1855 as part of the Crimean War.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Land of Achilles and Prince Svyatoslav. Svyatoslav's White Coast National Park website.
  2. ^ Black Sea islands of Mykolaiv Oblast