Oleksandriia, Kirovohrad Oblast

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This article is about a city in the Kirovohrad Oblast. For other uses, see Oleksandriia (disambiguation).
Oleksandriia
Олександрія
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 raion within the oblast.

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

History[edit]

The city was founded in 1754, as the settlement Usivka (Ukrainian: Усівка, Russian: Усовка), and has carried the name Oleksandriia since 1784.

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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