🇺🇦 Berdiansk or Berdyansk is a port city in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast of south-east Ukraine. It is on the northern coast of the Sea of Azov, which is the northern extension of the Black Sea. It serves as an administrative centre of Berdiansk Raion, though it does not belong to the raion. The city is named after the river Berda forming Berdianska spit at the foot of which it is located. Berdiansk is home to a safari zoo, water park, museums, health resorts with mud baths and climatic treatments, and numerous water sport activities.
Economy One of the main enterprises is the sea trading port, with clients from all over the world. It carries out metal processing, scrap metal, grain, coal, ore, clay, sunflower-seed oil, industrial oils, mineral oil, and pig-iron. There is a complex for processing fertilisers and mineral oil, the container terminal, and a railway depot. Tracks and roads approach all moorings, and all are equipped with electric cranes. Depth in port water area is 8.4 metres (28 feet).
Berdiansk is also an important fisheries centre which is an integral part of the city's food industry. There is also a scientific organisation which does fish research in reservoirs of the Azov basin. It determines stock levels and calculates the annual volumes of withdrawal of such valuable food fish as sturgeon, pike perch, haarder, Azov turbot, Azov gobies, and flounder.
Berdiansk has a population of over 107,928 people.
Twin Towns – Sister Cities Berdiansk is twinned with: 🇨🇳 Beibei, (Chongqing), China; 🇵🇱 Bielsko-Biała, Poland; 🇬🇷 Glyfada, Greece; 🇺🇦 Haisyn, Ukraine; 🇺🇦 Horodenka, Ukraine; 🇺🇦 Khmilnyk, Ukraine; 🇺🇦 Kremenchuk, Ukraine; 🇺🇸 Lowell, United States; 🇬🇪 Poti, Georgia; 🇫🇷 La Seyne-sur-Mer, France; 🇧🇬 Yambol, Bulgaria.