Dykanka

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Dykanka

Диканька
Landscape with Holy Trinity Church
Landscape with Holy Trinity Church
Flag of Dykanka
Flag
Coat of arms of Dykanka
Coat of arms
Dykanka is located in Poltava Oblast
Dykanka
Dykanka
Location of Dykanka
Dykanka is located in Ukraine
Dykanka
Dykanka
Dykanka (Ukraine)
Coordinates: 49°49′14″N 34°31′47″E / 49.82056°N 34.52972°E / 49.82056; 34.52972Coordinates: 49°49′14″N 34°31′47″E / 49.82056°N 34.52972°E / 49.82056; 34.52972
Country Ukraine
Oblast Poltava Oblast
RaionDykanskyi Raion
Founded1658
Area
 • Total11.74 km2 (4.53 sq mi)
Elevation
72 m (236 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total7,788
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
38502[1]
Area code(s)5351
Licence plate [2]BI

Dykanka (Ukrainian: Диканька) is an urban-type settlement and the administrative center of Dykanka Raion (district), Poltava Oblast (province) of central Ukraine. Population: 7,788 (2015 est.)[3]

The settlement is located 26 km (16 mi) away from Poltava Kyivska railway station.

History[edit]

Ancient History[edit]

Dykanka was first mentioned in 1658 as a small village, though the area was populated for centuries before. Within the area of modern Dykanka, traces exist of Scythian settlement at various times. Also found were the remains of a settlement that had at one point been razed[citation needed] and the remains of two settlements from the 7th-6th centuries BC.

Medieval History[edit]

In 1430, the Dykanka area came under the ownership of Tatar Murza Leksada Mansurksanovych, the future Prince Alexander Glinski, and, according to Leo Padalka and other pre-revolutionary (before 1917) historians, Dykanka was among his ″settlements″.

Modern History[edit]

Dykanka has held the status of urban-type settlement since 1957.

Culture[edit]

Dykanka is the location of the short story collection Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka by Nikolai Gogol.[4]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ukrainian Zip Codes
  2. ^ Как расшифровываются новые номера
  3. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  4. ^ "The Ukrainian Mystery Of Nikolai Gogol". ValueWalk. January 6, 2017. Retrieved January 6, 2017.

External links[edit]

  • "Dikanka" (news of Dikanka, events, weather, all in English and Russian language)