Sevastopol is the largest non-freezing commercial and fishing Black Sea port of Ukraine and one of the major industrial, scientific and cultural centres of the country and Eastern Europe in general. It is located in the south-west of the Crimean Peninsula, on the same parallel with the Italian city of Milan and the French city of Lyon. Sevastopol occupies a territory of 864 square kilometres and has a population of 390100. Located on the site of the ancient Greek colony Khersonesus the city itself and the Black Sea fleet based in Sevastopol have occupied a prominent place in Russian and Soviet history. There are 4 theatres and 10 museums in the city. The whole city is a one big museum with over than 1800 monuments and memorials.