Ovidiopol (Ukrainian: Овідіополь, translit.: Ovidiopol; Russian: Овидиополь, translit.: Ovidiopol' ; Turkish: Hacıdere ) is a coastal urban-type settlement in Odessa Oblast, Ukraine. It serves as the administrative center of Ovidiopol Raion. It is located at around 46°14′41″N 30°26′41″E / 46.24472°N 30.44472°E / 46.24472; 30.44472Coordinates: 46°14′41″N 30°26′41″E / 46.24472°N 30.44472°E / 46.24472; 30.44472. Population: 11,957(2015 est.)[1]

The town was named in 1793 after Ovid, the Roman poet exiled to the Black Sea coast, based on the claim of Dimitrie Cantemir in his Descriptio Moldaviae (1714-16) that a local lake near Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi (probably the Dniester Liman itself, on whose eastern shore the town is located) was named in Romanian Lacul Ovidului (Ovid's Lake).

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Twin towns — Sister cities

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