Korsakov, Russia

Korsakov is a port town in Sakhalin Oblast, Russia. It is the administrative center of Korsakovsky District. The town is located some 42 kilometers (26 mi) south from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, at the southern end of Sakhalin Island, on the coast of the Salmon Cove (bukhta lososei) in the Aniva Bay.

There are very little in the way of sights in Korsakov. But there is a great view over the harbor, along with a monument, on the hill just behind the sea terminal. The main street, Sovetskaya street is lined with small street stalls during spring and summer months, selling fresh fruits and vegetables.

Things to see and do

* Local market on Sovetskaya Street
* Korsakov history museum
* Skating at the city stadium
* Cross-country skiing
* Old Hokkaido Takushoku Bank

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Ruble (RUB)
Language – Russian
Land Area - 76,400 sq km’s (Sakhalin island)
Population – 35,080 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus two hours to plus twelve hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 7

Port Location – The port is located in the downtown area of Korsakov.

Travel Links – Korsakov is located about 30 kilometers from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk airport. Regular bus and minibus services connect Korsakov with the capital city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, though not with the airport.

There is passenger ferry service between Korsakov and Wakkanai, Hokkaidō, Japan, across the Aniva Gulf.

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