Dunaivtsi

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Dunaivtsi
Дунаївці
Dunaivtsi city center
Dunaivtsi city center
Flag of Dunaivtsi
Flag
Coat of arms of Dunaivtsi
Coat of arms
Dunaivtsi is located in Ukraine
Dunaivtsi
Dunaivtsi
Location of Dunaivtsi, Ukraine
Coordinates: 48°53′22″N 26°51′25″E / 48.88944°N 26.85694°E / 48.88944; 26.85694
Country
Oblast
Raion
Ukraine
Khmelnytskyi Oblast
Dunaivtsi
First mentioned 1403
Government
 • Mayor Stanislav B. Nebelsky
Area
 • Total 1.91 km2 (0.74 sq mi)
Elevation 300 m (1,000 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 16,223
 • Density 8,604/km2 (22,280/sq mi)
Postal code 32400—32408
Area code(s) +380 3858
Twin towns Turek,  Poland
Brandýs nad Labem-Stará Boleslav,  Czech Republic
Website www.dunrada.org.ua

Dunaivtsi (Ukrainian: Дунаївці, Russian: Дунаевцы, Polish: Dunajowce) is the capital city of Dunaivtsi Raion, Khmelnytskyi Oblast (province), Ukraine. The city is located on the river Ternavka, 22 km away from the railway station Dunaivtsi and 68 km from the Khmelnytskyi. Population is 16,223 (2012). Reinforcement plant, repair and engineering works and butter-processing plant are located in the city.

History[edit]

The date of the first written mention in document about Dunaivtsi is 1403. This year is assumed to be the foundation date of the city. Almost two centuries later in 1577 King Sigismund III Vasa gave Dunaivtsi the city status and Magdeburg rights. Industrial peak of the city was on the 1870s, when 54 factories were working and close trade relations were between Dunaivtsi and Kiev, Warsaw, Chişinău, Kharkov, Poltava, Kherson, Łódź, Yarmolyntsi. At the end of the 19th century – beginning of the 20th century the city continued to grow: population and the number of factories and plants increased.

Geography[edit]

The city is located almost in the geographic center of Dunaivtsi Raion on the river Ternavka (the left tributary of the river Dniester), 68 km away from the center of the Khmelnytskyi Oblast — the city Khmelnytskyi.

Geographical coordinates of the city are 48°53'22" (latitude) and 26°51'25" (longitude).

The total area of the city is 12.84 km² including 2.14 km² of the built-up area and 0.483 km² of the city's plantation. The total length of the streets, passages and embankments is 93.8 km.[1]

Population[edit]

630 houses and about 3 thousand inhabitants were in Dunaivtsi in 1629. According to the census of 1909 the population of Dunaivtsi was 13 733 (8 966 Jews, 2 349 Orthodoxes, 1 266 Lutheran, 1 188 Catholic, 4 members of Armenian Apostolic Church). In [1911] more than 13 thousand people lived in Dunaivtsi, where 553 houses were in this year.[2]

According to the census of 1989 Dunaivtsi population was 17 482 and according to the census of 2001 16 448 inhabitants were in Dunaivtsi.[3]

According to more recent data provided by Khmelnytskyi Oblast Rada in 2006 population of Dunaivtsi city was 16 223, in 2007 — 16 187, in 2008 — 16 094, in 2009 — 16 140.[4]

Thus, population of the city is stable during the whole century. On January 1, 2010 it reached the peak value of 20 724 inhabitants.[5]

Famous citizens[edit]

See also Category:People from Dunaivtsi

Economy[edit]

Supermarket "Vopak" was open in Dunaivtsi on September 20, 2007.[6]

Twin towns[edit]

Roman Catholic church in Turek

Dunaivtsi has two twin towns — Turek ( Poland)[7] and Brandýs nad Labem-Stará Boleslav ( Czech Republic).[8] Cooperation of Dunaivtsi with Turek was established in 2000, while with Czech city — on May 10, 2010.

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Coordinates: 48°54′N 26°50′E / 48.900°N 26.833°E / 48.900; 26.833