Bakhmach

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Bakhmach
Бахмач
Town
Flag of Bakhmach
Flag
Coat of arms of Bakhmach
Coat of arms
Location of Bakhmach
Coordinates: 51°10′59″N 32°49′47″E / 51.18306°N 32.82972°E / 51.18306; 32.82972Coordinates: 51°10′59″N 32°49′47″E / 51.18306°N 32.82972°E / 51.18306; 32.82972
Country Ukraine
Oblast Chernihiv
Area
 • Total 18 km2 (7 sq mi)
Population (January 1, 2005)
 • Total 20,300

Bakhmach (Ukrainian: Бахмач) is a city located in the Chernihiv Oblast (province), in northern Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Bakhmach Raion (district), and is located at around 51°10′59″N 32°49′47″E / 51.18306°N 32.82972°E / 51.18306; 32.82972. As of January 1, 2005, the city's population is 20,300.

History[edit]

Main article: Battle of Bakhmach

Bakhmach began as a settlement in the 1860s and 1870s when the Libau–Romny Railway line nearby was under construction. In January 1919, the city was the site of battles between the invading Bolsheviks forces and the Chornomorska Division, which was attempting to keep the Left-bank Ukraine under the control of the army of the Ukrainian National Republic (UNR).

Economy and transport[edit]

Station building of Bakhmach-Pasazhyrsky railway station.

Bakhmach has a local history and geography museum, eight libraries, a central Raion administrative building, three health centers, a culture club, and more. The city also has three railway stations: Bakhmach-Pasazhyrsky, Bakhmach-Kyivskyi, and Bakhmach-Homelskyi.

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