Oleksandriia, Kirovohrad Oblast

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Oleksandriia
Олександрія
City of regional significance
Flag of Oleksandriia
Flag
Official seal of Oleksandriia
Seal
Location of Oleksandriia
Coordinates: 48°40′N 33°07′E / 48.667°N 33.117°E / 48.667; 33.117Coordinates: 48°40′N 33°07′E / 48.667°N 33.117°E / 48.667; 33.117
Country Ukraine
Oblast Kirovohrad
Area
 • Total 55 km2 (21 sq mi)
Elevation 107 m (351 ft)
Population
 • Total 93,357

Oleksandriia (Ukrainian: Олександрія, Russian: Александрия) is a city located in the Kirovohrad Oblast (province) in central Ukraine. Serving as the administrative center of the Oleksandriiskyi Raion (district), the city itself is also designated as a separate municipality within the oblast.

In 2001 it had a population of 93,357, and including the villages (selo) and townlets in the city municipality a population of 103,856.

History[edit]

The city is first mentioned in 1754, as the settlement Usivka (Ukrainian: Усівка, Russian: Усовка). During establishment of the Russian colony of New Serbia in 1754-64, next to the settlement was established encampment (fort) Bechey (after the Serbian city of Bečej) that quartered the 3rd Pandurs company (see Trenck's Pandurs). Since 1784, it has carried the name Oleksandriysk and later Oleksandriya. In 1806-1922, Oleksandriya was a county (uyezd) seat.

Places of interest[edit]

A popular place to visit in the town is Oleksandriia's square, known as Lenin Square ("Площадь Ленина"). In the middle of the square there is a statue of Vladimir Lenin, and not far from it an old cinema.[citation needed]

People from Oleksandriia[edit]

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