Yampil, Vinnytsia Oblast

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Yampil
Ямпіль
Coat of arms of Yampil
Coat of arms
Yampil is located in Vinnytsia Oblast
Yampil
Yampil
Location of Yampil in Vinnytsia Oblast
Coordinates: 48°21′0″N 28°19′12″E / 48.35000°N 28.32000°E / 48.35000; 28.32000
Country  Ukraine
Province Vinnytsia Oblast
District Yampil Raion
First mentioned 16th Century
City status 1985[1]
Government
 • Mayor Oleksandr Kulbaba[2]
Area
 • Total 9.5 km2 (3.7 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 11,300
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 24500
Area code(s) +380 4336

Yampil (Ukrainian: Ямпіль; Russian: Ямполь, Yampol; Romanian: Iampol) is a city located in Vinnytsia Oblast (province of central Ukraine. The city is the administrative center of the Yampil Raion (district),[1] housing the district's local administration buildings. Population: 11,300 (2013 population estimate)[3].

Geography[edit]

The city is located on the Dnister River, directly on the Ukrainian border with Moldova, near the commune of Cosăuţi. It is located 7 mi (11 km) away from the Moldovan settlement Soroca.[4]

Yampil's old coat of arms, 1796.

History[edit]

Yampil was first founded in the early 1600s.[5] In 1924, the settlement received the status of an urban-type settlement.

Prior to World War II, the city had a large Jewish population. Particularly, in 1900, Yampil's Jewish population was 2,823.[4] The city center consisted of a large amount of Jewish-owned buildings, and four synagogues.[6] The city also had a castle, and river port.

In 1985, it was named the administrative center of the surrounding Yampil Raion.[5]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2001 Ukrainian Census, the city's population was 11,651.[7] As of January 1, 2011 the city's population consised of 11,302.[8]

Sister cities[edit]

Yampil has one sister city:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "City of Yampil, Vinnytsia Oblast, Yampil Raion". Regions of Ukraine and their Structure (in Ukrainian). Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Yampil City Council". Regions of Ukraine and their Structure (in Ukrainian). Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України" (in Ukrainian). State Service of Statistics. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Yampol, Ukraine". JewishGen. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Fortifications of the city of Yampol: History". Zamki-Kreposti.com.ua (in Russian). Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "History of Yampol". KehilaLinks Site. JewishGen. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Main Points in Brief". All-Ukrainian Population Census 2001. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Actual Population of Ukraine on January 1, 2011" (PDF). State Statistics Committee of Ukraine (in Ukrainian). Main Statistical Office in L'viv region. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 

Coordinates: 48°14′37″N 28°17′13″E / 48.243612°N 28.287041°E / 48.243612; 28.287041