|Region||Dzhankoy city municipality|
|• Total||26 km2 (10 sq mi)|
|Elevation||20 m (70 ft)|
|• Density||1,648.5/km2 (4,270/sq mi)|
|Time zone||MSK (UTC+3)|
|Postal code||96100 — 96114|
Dzhankoy, Jankoy (Ukrainian and Russian: Джанкóй, Crimean Tatar: Canköy) is a town of regional significance in the north of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, a territory recognized by a majority of countries as part of Ukraine and annexed by Russia as the Republic of Crimea. It also serves as administrative center of Dzhankoy Raion although it is not a part of the raion (district). Population: 36,086 (2013 est.).
The name Dzhankoy is often translated into English from Crimean Tatar as "spirit-village" (can — spirit, köy — village) -Canköy. But real meaning of this name is "new village": canköy < cañı köy (cañı is "new" in the northern dialect of Crimean Tatar).
Dzhankoy serves as the administrative center of the Dzhankoy Raion. It is located about 93 kilometres (58 mi) from the Crimean capital, Simferopol. Two railroad lines, Kharkiv-Sevastopol and Armyansk-Kerch, cross Dzhankoy. In 1926, Dzhankoy was granted city status.
Dzhankoy is a transportation hub. Through the city pass two major railways of the peninsula as well as two major European highways. It has two railroad terminals - the central one, where only passenger and fast trains stop and the suburban one - where only suburban trains, known as elektrichki are allowed.
Dzhankoy's climate is mostly hot in the summer, and mild in the winter. The average temperature ranges from −2 °C (28 °F) in January, to 23 °C (73 °F) in July. The average precipitation is 420 millimetres (17 in) per year.
In popular culture
Dzhankoy is the subject of a popular Yiddish song "Hey! Zhankoye," as popularized by Pete Seeger, and by Theodore Bikel, a Soviet-era song praising the life of Jews on collective farms in the Crimea.
Related to the Crimean crisis 2014, there were located the 1st mechanised battalion Vostok [East] of the 18th Evpatorian red flag guards motorised rifle brigade (18-я гвардейская Евпаторийская Краснознаменная мотострелковая бригада). The brigade is usually located much farther east in Kalinovskaya (Калиновская) of the Naursky district, Chechnya.
- 6 KILOGRAMMES OF MERCURY FOUND OUT IN THE CENTRE OF JANKOY IN CRIMEA
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- Kann, Kenneth L. (1993). Comrades and Chicken Ranchers. Cornell University Press. pp. 87–88.
- Silverman, Jerry (2010). Songs of the Jewish People. Mel Bay Publications. pp. 54–55.
- "Video Archives: Yosl Kogan, Bershad Ghetto". AHEYM: Archives of Historical and Ethnographic Yiddish Memories. Indiana University (Bloomington), College of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
- "В Джанкое находятся войска Чеченской Республики". IPC-Джанкой (Information Press-Center Dzhankoy). 5 March 2014.