Satellite town Yuzhnoukrainsk

Герб Южноукраинска

Yuzhnoukrainsk – a satellite town of South Ukraine NPP – is not large conglomerate town of a regional subordination. First new-build quarters of industrial community for builders and nuclear workers were included into the structure of Konstantinovka village council of Arbuzinka region and was named Konstantinovka-2. In April 1987 Presidium of the Supreme Council of the Ukraine SSR gave the industrial community the status of a regional subordination town. After this there were formed the Local Government Board.

Yuzhnoukrainsk is located in the North part of the Nickolaev Region on the left bank of the river Yuzhnyi Bug in 125 km from the region center and at the distance of 7km from the railway station “Yuzhnoukrainskaya”.  Area of the town is 2437,9 hectare or 24,4 km2. A part of the territory of the town is included into the wildlife preservation – landscape park “Granitno-Stepnoe Pobuzhie”.

Not far from the place there are big industrial cities: Nickolaev, Odessa, Kirovograd, Krivoy Rog. There is a regional motorroad Nickolaev – Ulianovka laid through the town.  There is a developed net of motorroads covered with hard pavement in the town. There is a bus station in the town that provides connection with Kiev, Zhitomir, Gomel, Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporozhie, Krivoy Rog, Vinnitsa, and other cities.  

Yuzhnoukrainsk is multinational. In accordance with the all-Ukrainian population census which took place in December 5, 2001, about 40 nationalities and peoples live in the territory of the town.  In the national composition overwhelming majority is Ukrainians, quantity of them is 29,1 thousand of people, it means 73,9 percent of the total permanent population. The second place at the quantity is ranked by Russians, they are 8,6 thousand of people. Also Bulgarians, Armenians, Tatars, Germans, Poles, Koreans, Azerbaijanians, Gagauzes, Georgians, Greeks, Estonians, Jews, Kazakhs, Kalmyks, Kirghizes, Letts, Lithuanians, Maries, Turks, Hungarians, Uzbeks, Chuvashes, Czechs, Dungans, Udins, and representatives of other nationalities live in the town.

The quantity of the inhabitants in Yuzhnoukrainsk is 40,9 thousand people at 01.07.2019.

Yuzhnoukrainsk is related to a minor type of towns. Labor specialization of economically active population in the town is determined by two main sectors: industry and construction,  that form profitable part of the town budget and provide functioning of the social infrastructure and other objects of the town life support.