Alexandrovsk-Sakhalinsky is located on the north-western coast of Sakhalin. The population of the city is about 15,000 people. Its history connected with the trip to Sakhalin by A.P. Chekhov, the major Russian dramatist. Alexandrovsk-Sakhalinsky is well known for the beauty of the seascapes of Three Brothers Cliff and the lighthouse on Cape Jonkier.