Melitopol - Filled With Excitement for Tourists

The city of Melitopol has an approximate population of 200,000 residents, and is located in the Zaporizhia Oblast (Zaporizhzhya Oblast) of Ukraine. It is first mentioned in the year 1784 when it was founded as the village of Novo-Aleksandrovka by Prince Potemkim. This village in the Zaporizhzhya oblast was renamed to Melitopol, meaning ‘Honey Town’, in 1942. The name is rather fitting, as from the start of its existence, Melitopol has been the center of agricultural activity.

As Melitopol is located on the Molochna River, the land has a constant supply of water and is extremely fertile. There are, of course, other industries, such as engine building factories, tractor part manufacturers and refrigeration manufacturers found in Melitopol, but farming is the dominant industry. Here you will find food processing plants, vegetable farms, fruit orchards and flour mills. Agriculture is the foundation of the economy in Melitopol and contributes to the economy of the Zaporizhzhya Region. The Motorny Factory is one of the plants that the city is very proud of, as it manufactures and exports a large number of vehicles each year.

Melitopol also has a few attractions and noteworthy tourist sights to draw visitors. Many locals and visitors flock to Gorky Park, which was constructed in 1927. Here there are beautiful gardens and flowerbeds to marvel at, while surrounded by the peace and tranquility of the park. The fountains at Victory Square should not be missed, and neither should the Park of Immortal Glory. It was built in honor of the soldiers that did not return home from the Great Patriotic War and the eternal flame that burns by the tomb serves to keep their memory alive. If you are uncertain of where to go, all you need to do is find B. Khmelnitsky Street. It is Melitopol’s main street, lined with restaurants, shops, monuments and neon advertisements.

Other historical places of interest are as follows: The Institute of Agricultural Mechanization was erected in the year 1930 and the Pedagogical Institute and Museum was founded in 1922. The Museum of Regional Study has a great collection of paintings, books, documents and photographs on exhibit. In 1954, the Scythians royal burial mound, named Melitopol’kurhan, was excavated. It is believed to date back to the 4th century and is a fascinating site to visit.

Melitopol is a city that has embraced modernization and has protected its rich and interesting history. It has become a city steeped in culture, art and science, and has a diverse range of attractions and facilities to offer visitors. It is filled with adventure, excitement and exploration. And has a proud and warm community.

 



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Ray - 2010-11-21 03:48:26

Englishman living in Melitopol cobtact me on english.melitopol@gmail.com

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Team Ukraine.com - 2010-11-08 06:44:18

Thank you for visiting Ukraine.com and posting your comments. We appreciate hearing from our users and appreciate your assistance Dave.

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dave - 2010-11-07 10:38:47

i believe the nearest international airport is dnepropetrovsk airport, this is situated north of melitipol.

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