"Big Egg" monument near Ivankiv's bus station
|• Total||8 km2 (3 sq mi)|
|Area code(s)||+380 4491|
Ivankiv (Ukrainian: Іванків; Russian: Иванков, translated Ivankov) is an urban-type settlement in Kiev Oblast (province) of Ukraine. It is situated on the left bank of the Teteriv River. It is the administrative center of Ivankiv Raion. Population: 10,625 (2013 est.). In 2001, population was 10,563.
In the middle of the 15th century the territory around modern Ivankiv was called Zemlya Trudinivska (Trudinivska Land). It was a property of Kiev boyar Olehnja Juhnovich. In 1524 King of Poland Sigismund I the Old gave this land to Kiev Burgess Tishko Proskura. In 1589 Ivan Proskura became the owner of this land. The town was founded in 1589 and named after Ivan Proskura. At first it was called Ivaniv and Ivanivka, which were later changed to Ivankiv. At the beginning of the 17th century Crimean Tatars made four military campaigns on Polesia and as a result many people in Ivankiv were killed, taken prisoner and sold into slavery.
The town is located 42 miles south from the Chernobyl power plant, with the entrance to the exclusion zone being located 20 miles north. The town was not significantly affected by the disaster as prevailing winds blew most of the radioactive debris away from the town.
- "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
- (Ukrainian) Ivankiv's official website
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