Ismail has a history of almost two centuries. It is situated on the northernmost (Kiliyski) arm of the Danube, about 80 kilometers away from its mouth. The population is 90,000.
Ismail is the biggest Ukrainian port on the Danube, which means it is accessible by water. 50% of the population speak Russian, and about 20% are of Bulgarian origin. The partnership started in 1996, when the two towns signed an agreement for cooperation, which was then re-signed in 2001.
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