Melitopol (Ukrainian Мелітополь; Russian Мелитополь) is the center of Rajons same name in the Zaporizhia Oblast in the Ukraine with about 156,000 inhabitants (2015) .The city is an important industrial center in the south of the Oblast and is located approximately 60 km north of the Azov Sea 110 km south of Zaporizhia and 120 km west of Berdyansk.