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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a port in S Ukraine, on the Dnieper River, near the Black Sea. 361,000.
Category: Geography (places)
A port city on the Dnieper in Ukraine, administrative centre of Kherson province.
Kherson province (oblast), in southern Ukraine.
Origin: From Херсон, named in memory of colony of Χερσόνησος. Compare Russian Херсонес, Old East Slavic Корсунь, Ukrainian Херсон.
Kherson is a city in southern Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Kherson Oblast, and is designated as its own separate raion within the oblast. Kherson is an important port on the Black Sea and Dnieper River, and the home of a major ship-building industry. The current estimated population is 329,000.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
on the Dnieper, 19 m. from the sea and 60 m. E. of Odessa; capital of the Russian government of Kherson; has been surpassed in importance by Odessa; its trade is in timber, and industries are soap-making, brewing, and wool-cleansing.
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