Chonhar

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Chonhar
Чонгар
Village
Abandoned café "Chonhar"
Abandoned café "Chonhar"
Chonhar on the map
Chonhar on the map
Country  Ukraine
Oblast Kherson
Raion Henichesk
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,431

The article's name is transliterated in accordance to the official and academical romanization of Ukrainian.

Chonhar (Ukrainian: Чонгар), transliterated sometimes as Chongar, is a village in Henichesk Raion, Kherson Oblast, which is located on the Chonhar peninsula within the swampy region of Syvash. The village is a seat of the Chonhar rural community (silrada).

History[edit]

Russian military checkpoint

On February 27, 2014 during Ukrainian crisis Crimean Berkut occupied the checkpoint near village and neighbouring territory.[1] After the disputed accession of Crimea to Russia, the Chongar area became a de facto border patrolled by Berkut and pro-Russian militiamen.[2]

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Coordinates: 46°01′51″N 34°32′45″E / 46.03083°N 34.54583°E / 46.03083; 34.54583