Polonne

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Polonne (Ukrainian: Полонне) is a city on the Khomora River in the Khmelnytskyi Oblast (province) of western Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Polonne Raion (district), and is located at around 50°7′0″N 27°31′0″E / 50.11667°N 27.51667°E / 50.11667; 27.51667.

The current estimated population is around 23,211 (as of 2001).

Polonne is situated on the Shepetivka-Berdychiv railroad line. Various industries within the city include porcelain, ceramic.

Polonne has been known at least since 996, when it was first mentioned as a taxation subject in relation to Prince Volodymyr the Great's Desyatynna Church. Throughout the Middle Ages Polonne was known by its castle, also enjoying Magdeburg Rights. In Modern times received city status since 1938.

The Canadian sculptor Leo Mol was born in Polonne in 1915.

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