Vasylivka

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Vasylivka
Василівка
Popov Castle
Popov Castle
Coat of arms of Vasylivka
Coat of arms
Vasylivka is located in Ukraine
Vasylivka
Vasylivka
Location of Vasylivka
Coordinates: 47°26′3″N 35°16′35″E / 47.43417°N 35.27639°E / 47.43417; 35.27639
Country
Oblast
Raion
Ukraine
Zaporizhia Oblast
Vasylivski
Founded 1784
City rights 1957
Area
 • Land 10.23 km2 (3.95 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 15 507
Postal code 71602
Area code(s) +380-6175

Vasylivka (Ukrainian: Василівка) is a city in Zaporizhia Oblast (province) in southern Ukraine. The city is situated on the banks of the Kakhovka Reservoir on the Dnieper River. Population is 15,592 (2001 census).

The area was settled by the Zaporozhian Cossacks in the 1740s. In 1788, Catherine II of Russia granted the region to Vasili Stepanovich Popov, a Russian general whose name Vasylivka still bears. His grandson built the Popov Castle there. The residence was visited by Anton Makarenko in 1925.

Coordinates: 47°26′N 35°16′E / 47.433°N 35.267°E / 47.433; 35.267