Welcome to Mariupol Ukraine

Welcome to Mariupol Ukraine

Mariupol is a city in Donetsk region of Ukraine; it is located on the coast of the Azov Sea, in a mouth of the river Kalmius. It is large industrial centre and trading port of a southern part of Ukraine and the largest city of Priazovye. Today Mariupol is the tenth on a population in Ukraine, it the centre of Greek culture. The city has an old history (Mariupol is the first settlement on territories of the Donetsk region, that has received status of city, in 1779), also the city is “the metallurgical capital” of Ukraine, at the same time it is a resort city.

Mariupol has its coat of arms and flag.

The modern variant of the coat of arms of Mariupol uses composite principles and colors of the coat of arms of 1811. The field of the coat of arms is divided on two equal parts: from above a field is silver color, from below – blue. A line of a dividing field is wavy. Dark blue color and a wavy line symbolize the sea, as Mariupol is a seaport. The silver field symbolizes manufacture of steel. In the center of the arms is the anchor – a symbol of a seaport. And, the anchor will consist of a ladle (a ring of an anchor), pour out metal on a contour, and figures 1778 – year of the foundation of the city.

The flag of Mariupol is a blue flag with coat of arms of Mariupol on it.

Old Mariupol is built up mainly by non many storied houses and has kept the pre-revolutionary architecture. Only the Artem Street and Lenin Avenue after Great Domestic war have been built up by buildings of so-called “Stalin” architecture. There are a lot of parks and monuments in Mariupol.Today four administrative districts are in Mariupol:
Zhovtneviy district is the central area of city.
Ilyichevsky district is on the northern part of the city. It is the biggest industrial Mariupol district.
Ordzhonikidzevsky district is on the eastern part of the city, on the left coast of the river Kalmius.
Primorskiy district is on the coast the Azov Sea.

The population of Mariupol is about 477,9 thousand inhabitants, Ukrainians, Russian, Greeks, Byelorussians, Armenians, Jews and representatives of other nationalities live in Mariupol. The most part of believers of city are Russian orthodox (there are 11 churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchy in Mariupol and 3 churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchy). There are also 52 various religious communities.

Local climate is temperate-continental with long hot summer (often droughts and dry winds) and with short soft winter (thaws and fogs). Wind direction in the winter is mainly east, in the summer – northern.

Mariupol is located in the center of the Mariupol Priazovye, in Southern part of recreational zone of Donetsk region. Due to breeze the Azov coast has special attractiveness – a lot of the sun, sea air, sated with ozone, mineral salts and microelement (chloride sodium, iodine, bromine, etc.) Breezes promote formation of natural ventilation of coast.

6 industrial enterprises are in Mariupol. The industry of city diversified with prevalence of the heavy industry. The largest enterprises: the Mariupol metallurgical combine named after Ilyich, “Azovstal”, concern “Azovmash”, the Mariupol sea trading port and others make a significant part of export of Ukraine.

Nowadays in Mariupol trams, trolley buses, buses and taxis are fro trips. Also there is railway station, the international airport, and seaport.

There are Donetsk regional Russian drama theatre and puppet-show and cinemas in Mariupol. In 2003 the oldest theatre of area has celebrated its 125-anniversary.

Also you can visit the Mariupol study of local lore museum, the showroom of the famous painter Kuindgy, the museum of ethnography, art salon Harbarbond and museum halls of the industrial enterprises and their divisions, establishments and the organizations of city, etc.

For visitors of Mariupol, our service offers taxi to Mariupol from Kiev, Borispol, Donetsk, Kherson, Odessa, Nikolaev and other Ukrainian cities, accomodation at comfortable Mariupol apartments etc.


Trout Fishing In Scotland, Fly Fishing in Scotland

Trout Fishing In Scotland, Fly Fishing in Scotland

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Fishing Trip Scotland, Trout Fishing In Scotland, Fly Fishing in Scotland

Willie Cameron is an important figure in everything to do with fishing around Dalavich. He is the LAIA warden for the north side of Loch Awe and also for Loch Avich and his love of the sport is infectious.

Willie was brought up in rural Perthshire where his forebears had a great love of fishing which has been handed down through the generations. offthemainroad offer a range of trout fishing,  which take place on some of the finest salmon fishing rivers in Scotland .

Willie’s other great love is music. At the age of 18 he learned to play the guitar, having previously been introduced to the accordion at the tender age of 12. His musical talent led him to playing in various bands including the Grampian Television Band in Aberdeen and the Jim Muir Band in Dunblane and eventually on the Canberra of the P&O cruise line.

Ill health forced Willie to retire from his building business several years ago, but after a successful heart operation he has become more involved in voluntary work. As well as promoting fishing and music in the area, his involvement with the World Burns Federation has taken him as far afield as Moscow and recently at the Old School he set up a musical evening for a group of Italians who wanted to see how a “real” Scotsman addresses the haggis.

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