Status townships black settlement received in July 1988, the history of this settlement began in the time of Catherine the Great. Chabanka its name (hence the name OK ) first local settlement was due to the fact that , in 1802, settled in these parts shepherds guarding the cattle that were fed builders port of Odessa . Black village has long been a closed territory . Located on the coast of the generals cottages and farm located near military supplied military products. Today the village is home to more than eight thousand people, about 90 % of the local population are now irrelevant to the army. During the holiday season , the township population increases significantly .