Tsiurupynsk

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Tsiurupynsk
Цюрупинськ
Coat of arms of Tsiurupynsk
Coat of arms
Tsiurupynsk is located in Ukraine
Tsiurupynsk
Tsiurupynsk
Location of Tsiurupynsk
Coordinates: 46°38′0″N 32°35′0″E / 46.63333°N 32.58333°E / 46.63333; 32.58333Coordinates: 46°38′0″N 32°35′0″E / 46.63333°N 32.58333°E / 46.63333; 32.58333
Country  Ukraine
Oblast Kherson Oblast
settlement 1784
city 1802
Government
 • Head of City Council Hanna Vasylivna Grybovska (PR)
Area
 • Total 15.7 km2 (6.1 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 30,300
 • Density 1,929/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Postal code 75100
Area code(s) +380 5542
Website http://www.oleshki.org.ua/

Tsiurupynsk (Ukrainian: Цюру́пинськ, Tsyurupynsk, Russian: Цюру́пинск, Tsyurupinsk) is a city in Kherson Oblast (province) of Ukraine that until 1928 was called Oleshky. It is the oldest city of the oblast and one of the oldest in the southern Ukraine. Population of it is 30,123 (2001).

It was named after Alexander Tsiurupa, the former Soviet Trade Minister and the chief of Gosplan. Tsiurupa was born in the city which was renamed after he died in 1928.

History[edit]

  • 1084 Oleshia, medieval port-city, becomes part of Kievan Rus
  • 1711-1728 Oleshky Host was located on territory of modern city
  • 1784 the settlement of Oleshky was established that in 1790 became part of the Kinburn palanka of Black-sea Cossacks.
  • 1802 the settlement obtained the city rights and became the center of the Dnipro uyezd (povit) of the Taurida Governorate.
  • In 1925 town was renamed to Tsiurupynsk from Oleshky, its original name
  • On November 21, 2007 the city council accepted the decision (#296) to rename the city back to Oleshky.[1] The deputies of the city and the distrct councils as well as the local cossacks wrote a letter to the President of Ukraine requesting for the decision to be carried out.

Geography[edit]

  • River Konka goes through the town and falls in to Dnieper
  • Tsiurupynsk is on the left bank of Dniper
  • Oleshky Sands in a close proximity

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