Huliaipole

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Huliaipole
Гуляйполе
Coat of arms of Huliaipole
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Huliaipole is located in Ukraine
Huliaipole
Huliaipole
Coordinates: 47°39′N 36°16′E / 47.650°N 36.267°E / 47.650; 36.267
Country
Oblast
Raion
 Ukraine
Flag of Zaporizhzhya Oblast.png Zaporizhia Oblast
Huliaipole Raion
Founded 1938
Population (2009)
 • Total 17 000
Postal code 70200
Area code(s) +380 6145
Website http://guliaipole.info/

Huliaipole (Ukrainian: Гуляйполе, pronounced [ɦulʲajˈpole]) is a city in Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine. Its population is 17 000 as of 2009. The name of the city means walk-about field.

It is known as the birthplace of Nestor Makhno. Prior to the annexation of the Crimean Khanate by the Russian Empire the area was mostly settled by Cossacks and the nomadic Lesser Nogai Horde. Between 1917 and 1921, reflective of the turbulence in the region brought about by the Russian Civil War (and concurrent Ukrainian War of Independence), the city changed hands no fewer than sixteen times. During this period, Huliaipole was variously held by Austro-Hungarian occupation forces, the Red Army, Ukrainian nationalists, the Hetmanate, Anton Denikin's White Army and the Makhnovist Black Army, among others.[1]

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Coordinates: 47°39′N 36°16′E / 47.650°N 36.267°E / 47.650; 36.267