Hertsa

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Hertsa
Herța
City
St Spiridon Church in Hertsa
St Spiridon Church in Hertsa
Coat of arms of Hertsa
Coat of arms
Hertsa is located in Chernivtsi Oblast
Hertsa
Hertsa
Location of Hertsa
Hertsa is located in Ukraine
Hertsa
Hertsa
Hertsa (Ukraine)
Coordinates: 48°09′00″N 26°15′00″E / 48.15000°N 26.25000°E / 48.15000; 26.25000
CountryUkraine
Oblast (province) Chernivtsi Oblast
Raion (district)Hertsa
Government
 • MayorVasil Scripcaru
Elevation159 m (522 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total2,119

Hertsa (Ukrainian: Ге́рца, Ukrainian pronunciation: [ˈɦɛrtsɑ]; Romanian: Herța pronounced [ˈhertsa]) is a city located in Chernivtsi Oblast in western Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Hertsa Raion. Population: 2,119 (2015 est.)[1]

The city is the smallest raion administrative center in Ukraine and is located close to the Romanian border. Until 1992 Hertsa was part of Hlyboka Raion.

History[edit]

Hertsa and the Hertza region were part of the Moldavia historical region (administratively in Dorohoi County). In 1940, following the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, it was occupied by the Soviet Union and attached to the Ukrainian SSR.[2] Since the fall of the Soviet Union, it has been part of independent Ukraine. The town has a large Romanian (68.09%) - Moldavian (2,7%) community, as well as important Ukrainian (17,98%) and Russian (10,89%) minorities (as per 2001 Ukrainian census).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  2. ^ Cum ne-a luat Molotov Bucovina şi Ţinutul Herţei