Dzhankoy

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Dzhankoy
Джанкой
Canköy
City
Skyline of Dzhankoy
Coat of arms of Dzhankoy
Coat of arms
Dzhankoy is located in Crimea
Dzhankoy
Dzhankoy
Location of Dzhankoy within Crimea
Coordinates: 45°42′31″N 34°23′36″E / 45.70861°N 34.39333°E / 45.70861; 34.39333Coordinates: 45°42′31″N 34°23′36″E / 45.70861°N 34.39333°E / 45.70861; 34.39333
CountryDisputed:
RepublicCrimea
RegionDzhankoy city municipality
Area
 • Total26 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation20 m (70 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total38,622
 • Density1,648.5/km2 (4,270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (MSK)
Postal code96100 — 96114
Area code(s)+7-36564
Websitedzhankoy.rk.gov.ru

Dzhankoy or Jankoy[1] (Ukrainian and Russian: Джанкóй, Crimean Tatar: Canköy) is a town of regional significance in the north of the Crimea. It also serves as administrative center of Dzhankoy Raion although it is not a part of the raion (district). Population: 38,622 (2014 Census).[2]

The name Dzhankoy is often translated into English from Crimean Tatar as "spirit-village" (can — spirit, köy — village) -Canköy. But real meaning of this name is "new village": canköy < cañı köy (cañı is "new" in the northern dialect of Crimean Tatar).

In the city there are many types of industrial factories, some of which are: automobile, reinforced concrete, fabric, meat, and others. Dzhankoy also contains professional technical schools.

Geography[edit]

Dzhankoy serves as the administrative center of the Dzhankoy Raion. It is located about 93 kilometres (58 mi) from the Crimean capital, Simferopol. Two railroad lines, Solionoye ozero-Sevastopol and Armyansk-Kerch, cross Dzhankoy. In 1926, Dzhankoy was granted city status.

Transport[edit]

Dzhankoy is a transport hub. Through the city pass two major railways of the peninsula as well as two major European highways. It has two railroad terminals - the central one, where only passenger and fast trains stop and the suburban one - where only suburban trains, known as elektrichkas, are allowed.

Demographics[edit]

Year #Inhabitants
1805 173
1926 8,310
1939 19,576
1970 43,000
1989 53,464
2001 42,861

Climate[edit]

Dzhankoy's climate is mostly hot in the summer, and mild in the winter. The average temperature ranges from −2 °C (28 °F) in January, to 23 °C (73 °F) in July. The average precipitation is 420 millimetres (17 in) per year.

In popular culture[edit]

Dzhankoy is the subject of a popular Yiddish song "Hey! Djankoye," as popularized by Pete Seeger, and by Theodore Bikel, a Soviet-era song praising the life of Jews on collective farms in Crimea.[3][4][5]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 6 KILOGRAMMES OF MERCURY FOUND OUT IN THE CENTRE OF JANKOY IN CRIMEA
  2. ^ Russian Federal State Statistics Service (2014). "Таблица 1.3. Численность населения Крымского федерального округа, городских округов, муниципальных районов, городских и сельских поселений" [Table 1.3. Population of Crimean Federal District, Its Urban Okrugs, Municipal Districts, Urban and Rural Settlements]. Федеральное статистическое наблюдение «Перепись населения в Крымском федеральном округе». ("Population Census in Crimean Federal District" Federal Statistical Examination) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  3. ^ Kann, Kenneth L. (1993). Comrades and Chicken Ranchers. Cornell University Press. pp. 87–88.
  4. ^ Silverman, Jerry (2010). Songs of the Jewish People. Mel Bay Publications. pp. 54–55.
  5. ^ "Video Archives: Yosl Kogan, Bershad Ghetto". AHEYM: Archives of Historical and Ethnographic Yiddish Memories. Indiana University (Bloomington), College of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 27 February 2014.

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