Korsakov

Essentials

Korsakov became the first site of Russian settlement on Sakhalin with the founding of Post Muravyovsky. It was later renamed in honour of Cossack ataman Mikhail Korsakov. Later the city became part of Japan and one building from this era survives to this day. You can easily visit Korsakov from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

Korsakov


Basic facts
Name in Russian Корсаков
Status City-municipality in the Sakhalin Region
Location In the south of Sakhalin
Distance 40km south of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Time Zone Vladivostok Time (Moscow +7)
Population 32,860 people (2014)
Founded 1853
Former Names Muravyovsky, Korsakovsky, Ōtomari