Korsakov (town)

Korsakov (Town)

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Korsakov (; ) is a town in Sakhalin Oblast, Russia. It is the administrative center of Korsakovsky District. Population: 35,079 (2008 est.); The town is located some south from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, at the southern end of Sakhalin Island, on the coast of the Salmon Cove (bukhta lososei) in the Aniva Bay.


Little is known of the early history of Korsakov. The site was once home to an Ainu fishing village called Kushunkotan (in Russian sources, Tamari-Aniva), which was frequented by traders of the Matsumae clan from as early as 1790., Brett L. Walker, ISBN 0520248341, 9780520248342, 1873 map. On September 22, 1853, a Russian expedition, commanded by Gennadii Nevel'skoi, raised the Russian flag at the settlement and renamed it "Fort Muravyovsky", after Governor-General of Eastern Siberia Nikolay Muravyov., Akizuki Toshiyuki, Hokkaidō University. (The garrison of Russians at Kushunkotan), Jirosuke Yoda, 1854. another source mentions only 300 ainu inhabitants<ref...
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