Welcome to Nova Kakhovka, a city located on the east bank of the Dnieper River in southern Ukraine. Despite its recent occupation by Russian forces in February 2022, Nova Kakhovka has a rich history and many attractions for visitors to enjoy.
Nova Kakhovka was founded in 1952 on the site of the village of Klyucheve to house the workers building the nearby Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant. After the completion of the power plant, the city grew and developed beyond its original purpose.
Nova Kakhovka is known as an oasis because it was built on an area where sand was plentiful. Architectural plans were developed to build streets and squares in harmony with the reservoir shoreline.
Stepan Faldzinsky Park is a designated protected natural area named after the Polish agrarian who created the green oasis at the Oleshky Sands. The Palace of Culture hosts regular performances of creative groups and folk ensembles, and the city has a museum of local history, a wine museum, and an art gallery. Nova Kakhovka also has three parks, squares, beaches, promenade, numerous cafés, nightclubs, a zoo, and an amusement park.
Nova Kakhovka has three sports schools for children and youth, 21 gyms, 110 sports grounds, a water sports base, and 13 tennis courts. The Energia City Stadium hosts popular sports such as motoball and soccer. The city’s archery team took eighth place at the 2002 championship of Ukraine.
Five weekly newspapers are published in Nova Kakhovka, and the city has its own online publication and radio station.
Although the recent occupation by Russian forces has had a significant impact on the city and its inhabitants, Nova Kakhovka remains a cultural and natural oasis in southern Ukraine.