|| Kherson is a city in southern Ukraine. Kherson is an important port on the
Black Sea and Dnieper River, and the home of a major ship-building
The current estimated population is 303,900.
Until 1774, the region belonged to the Crimean Khanate. Kherson was
founded in 1778 by Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin, at his suggestion,
on the orders of Catherine the Great. The city was built on the site
of a small fortress Aleksandr-Shants.