Balta, Ukraine

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City of district significance
Flag of Balta
Coat of arms of Balta
Coat of arms
Balta is located in Ukraine
Location of Balta in Odessa Oblast
Coordinates: 47°56′24″N 29°37′19″E / 47.94000°N 29.62194°E / 47.94000; 29.62194Coordinates: 47°56′24″N 29°37′19″E / 47.94000°N 29.62194°E / 47.94000; 29.62194
Country  Ukraine
Region Odessa Oblast
District Balta Raion
Founded 1797
 • City Head Serhiy Mazur[1]
 • Total 22.97 km2 (8.87 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 23 m (75 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total Decrease 19,353
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 66100—66105
Area code +380 4866

Balta (Ukrainian: Балта; Romanian: Balta) is a city in Odessa Oblast in south-western Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Balta Raion (district), as well as a city of district significance.[3] The city's population was 19,772 as of the 2001 Ukrainian Census[3] and 19,353 in 2011.[4]


Balta was first founded in 1797 out of a combination of three nearby towns; Yuzefhrad (Юзефград), Yelensk (Еленськ), and Balta (Балта).[5] It is located in the historic Podolia region of Ukraine.[6] In 1900, the city's Jewish population numbered 13,235.[6]

From 1924-1929, the city was the capital of the Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.[5] With the annexation of Bessarabia in 1940, Balta became a part of the Odessa Oblast of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.[5]

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  1. ^ "Biographical reference". Balta City Council (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Balta (Odessa Oblast, Balta Raion)". (in English). Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Balta, Odessa Oblast, Balta Raion". Regions of Ukraine and their Structure (in Ukrainian). Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Actual Population of Ukraine on January 1, 2011" (PDF). State Statistics Committee of Ukraine (in Ukrainian). Main Statistical Office in L'viv region. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c "Historical reference". Balta City Council (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Balta, Ukraine". JewishGen Locality Page. JewishGen. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 

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