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City of regional significance
Podilsk railway station
Podilsk railway station
Flag of Podilsk
Coat of arms of Podilsk
Coat of arms
Podilsk is located in Odessa Oblast
Podilsk is located in Ukraine
Coordinates: 47°44′31″N 29°32′06″E / 47.74194°N 29.53500°E / 47.74194; 29.53500Coordinates: 47°44′31″N 29°32′06″E / 47.74194°N 29.53500°E / 47.74194; 29.53500
Country  Ukraine
Region  Odessa Oblast
Municipality Podilsk municipality
 • Total 25.44 km2 (9.82 sq mi)
Elevation 248 m (814 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 40,640
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
Postal code 66300—314
Area code(s) +380-4862
Climate Dfb
Website www.kotovsk-city.gov.ua

Podilsk (Ukrainian: Подільськ, Romanian: Bârzula), until May 2016 Kotovsk (Ukrainian: Котовськ, is a city in Odessa Oblast, Ukraine. Administratively, Podilsk is incorporated as a town of oblast significance. It also serves as the administrative center of Podilsk Raion, one of twenty-six districts of Odessa Oblast, though it is not a part of the district. Population: 40,640 (2015 est.)[1] In 2001, population was 40,718 (2001).


Birzula, as it was called then, was the capital of the Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic from 1928 to 1929.

The city is known as the place where Soviet military leader Grigori Kotovsky was buried in a mausoleum. In 1935, the city was named after him; formerly the settlement bore the name Birzula. The mausoleum was later destroyed during the Romanian occupation of Transnistria.

The city has a major railway station and depot on the line OdessaZhmerinka (stretch Razdelnaya—Poberezhye). The Lenin statue in Kotovsk was pushed off its pedestal and broken into several pieces on December 9, 2013.[2][3][4]

On 21 May 2016, Verkhovna Rada adopted decision to rename Kotovsk to Podilsk and Kotovsk Raion to Podilsk Raion according to the law prohibiting names of Communist origin.[5]