Odessa is located in southern Ukraine on the shore of the Black Sea. It is the fourth largest city in Ukraine and a major seaport. More than 1 000 000 people live in the city. Also Odessa is a multinational city. Nowadays Odessa trade port is a free economic zone. In the Odessa suburbs the second important port Yuzhne is situated – an international oil terminal. And the third important port Illichivsk is located to the south-west of Odessa.
Odessa is a popular tourist center with different resorts. The Culture of Odessa is a mixture of Russian, Yiddish, and Ukrainian cultures. Also the city was known as the "capital of humor" in the Soviet Union. Nowadays the annual festival of humor, Humorina, takes place in Odessa.
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