Reni, Ukraine

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Reni
Рені
City of district significance
Memorial in Reni 01.jpg
Coat of arms of Reni
Coat of arms
Reni is located in Ukraine
Reni
Reni
Location of Reni in Odessa Oblast
Coordinates: 45°27′27″N 28°16′16″E / 45.45750°N 28.27111°E / 45.45750; 28.27111Coordinates: 45°27′27″N 28°16′16″E / 45.45750°N 28.27111°E / 45.45750; 28.27111
Country  Ukraine
Region Odessa Oblast
District Reni Raion
Government
 • City Head Serhiy Kolevych
Area
 • Total 393 km2 (152 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 19,488 (01.01.2011)[1]
 • Density 49,6/km2 (1,280/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 68800—809
Area code +380 4840
Website [1]

Reni (Ukrainian: Рені; Romanian: Reni; Russian: Рени) is a small town in the Odessa Oblast (province) of western Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Reni Raion (district), and is located in the Bessarabian historic district of Budjak. The settlement was founded around 1548, acquiring city status in 1821.

The current estimated population is around 20,000. The surrounding Reniysky Raion includes some 38,000 people (including those in the town), 49% of them ethnic Romanians, 18% Ukrainians, 15% Russians, 8.5% Bulgarians and 8% Gagauz.[2]

A railway linking Moldova and Romania passes through Reni, since the city was a part of Romania prior to 1947, when it was claimed by the Soviet Union. There are six schools, one filial branch of the Dnipropetrovsk National University, and three churches.

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