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.
The current estimated population is around 93,357 (as of 2001). Including the
villages (selo) and townlets in the city raion, the total population rises to 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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