Odesa

Odesa

Odessa or Odesa (Ukrainian: Оде́са, [oˈdɛsɐ]; Russian: Оде́сса, IPA: [ɐˈdʲesə]) is the third most populous city of Ukraine and a major tourism center, seaport and transportation hub located on the northwestern shore of the Black Sea. Odessa is also an administrative center of the Odessa Oblast and a multiethnic cultural center. Odessa is sometimes called the "pearl of the Black Sea,"[2] the "South Capital" (under the Russian Empire and Soviet Union), and "Southern Palmyra".[3]

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