Kotovsk, Odessa Oblast

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Kotovsk is located in Odessa Oblast
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 Kotovsk municipality
 • Total 25.44 km2 (9.82 sq mi)
Elevation 248 m (814 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 40,700
 • Density 2,713/km2 (7,030/sq mi)
Postal code 66300—314
Area code(s) +380-4862
Website http://www.kotovsk-city.gov.ua/

Kotovsk (Ukrainian: Котовськ, Romanian: Bârzula) is a city in Odessa Oblast, Ukraine, the administrative center of Kotovsk Raion. Population is 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.[1][2][3]