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Yuzhno-Kurilsk (Russian: Ю́жно-кури́льск, YOOZH-nuh koo-REELSK; Japanese: 古釜布, foo-roo-kah-mah-poo) population: 7.800, is the main town of the Kuril islands, in Sakhalin Oblast, Russia. It's located on the mouth of the Sevebryanka river at the Yuzhno-Kurilsky cape, on Kunashir island - or 'Black Island' in the indigenous Ainu language. There is little to see in this city, which was severely damaged by a Tsunami in 1994. But the surrounding area, hosts one of the worlds most unique natural environments - complete with free roaming bears and wild horses.

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  • By plane

SAT airlines[1] operates flights to and from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk 3 times per week, out of Mendeleyevo Airport (ICAO: UHSM), located 20 kilometers outside Yuzhno-Kurilsk.

  • By boat

One or two times every month in summer, there is a ferry service connecting to Korsakov on Sakhalin island. At the time of writing there were a schedule available on[2].

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Sunset in Yuzhno-kurilsk

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  • Hotel Builder, 3A Ilyichev street, +7(42455) 2-16-06.  edit
  • Hotel Delta, 5 Gnechka street, +7(42455) 2-17-94.  edit


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