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facts in brief

Hohfelder's map, the 1850's
Hohfelder's map, the 1850's

Facts in brief:

Located on Dniester river on Odessa Bay; was probably site of a Greek colony; Tatars established a fortress here in 14th cen.; part of Lithuania-Poland; passed to Turkey in 1764; was Russian from 1791; expanded in 19th cen.; severely damaged in WW II.

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