Welcome to Odessa


Brief information about the Odessa

It is also the administrative centre of a multiethnic centre plus the Odessa Oblast. Odessa is occasionally called the "pearl of the Black Sea", the "South Capital" (under the Russian Empire and Soviet Union), also "Southern Palmyra". Ahead of the Tsarist institution of Odessa, an ancient Greek settlement existed at its place.

A more recent Tatar settlement was founded at the place by Hacı I Giray, the Khan of Crimea in 1440 that was named after him as "Hacıbey". Following a period of Lithuanian Grand Duchy management, Hacibey and surroundings turned into a portion of the domain name of the Ottomans at 1529 and remained there until the empire's defeat at the War of 1792.

In 1794, a decree of the Russian empress Catherine the Great founded the city of Odessa. Odessa was a interface --a porto-franco. During the Soviet period, it was the port of trade in a naval base along with the Soviet Union.

For a period of 25 years, the Quarantine Pier in Odessa Commercial Sea Port was declared a free port and free zone on 1 January 2000. During the 19th century, Odessa was Imperial Russia's city, after Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Warsaw.

Its architecture has a style Mediterranean than Russian, having been heavily influenced by French and Italian styles. Some buildings are built in a mixture of different styles, such as Art Nouveau, Renaissance and Classicist.Odessa is a warm-water port.

The city of Odessa hosts both Odessa and Port Yuzhne's Port, a substantial oil terminal located in the suburbs of town . Another notable interface, Chornomorsk, is located into the south-west of Odessa, in precisely the same oblast. Collectively they represent a major transport hub incorporating with railways.

Odessa's petroleum and chemical processing centers are connected to Russian and European networks with strategic pipelines.