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The town of Pechenihy, the centre of the Pechenihy District, is situated 50km South from Kharkiv. The site of the district is the historic Pecheneg Field named after a nomad tribe of the Pechenegs. This is also the name of an annual folk festival organised in mid-July and of the unique regional landscape park which is a natural monument of the national significance.

A real adoration of the site is the Pecheneg Lake which is part of the Kharkiv water supply system. The artificial lake with an area of 80km2 and capacity of 500,000,000m3 was created in 1958–1964 to provide Kharkiv with the necessary water storage. Besides, the Pecheneg Lage is a marvellous recreational area with a developed system of summer camps for children, holiday houses and recreation centres. Kharkovites enjoy having a break in the picturesque suburbs of Stary Saltiv.

Kharkiv Yacht Club has been located here for many years. Recently it has become the site for international competitions.