Krasnohrad

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Krasnohrad
Красноград
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Krasnohrad is located in Kharkiv Oblast
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Location of Krasnohrad
Coordinates: 49°22′00″N 35°27′00″E / 49.36667°N 35.45000°E / 49.36667; 35.45000Coordinates: 49°22′00″N 35°27′00″E / 49.36667°N 35.45000°E / 49.36667; 35.45000
Country
Oblast
Raion
Ukraine
Kharkiv Oblast
Area
 • Total 13.55 km2 (5.23 sq mi)
Population (1992)
 • Total 27,600
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EET (UTC+3)
Website http://www.krasnograd.com.ua

Krasnohrad or Krasnograd[1] (Ukrainian: Красноград) is a city in Kharkiv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. In 1784-1922 it was known as Kostyantynohrad or Konstantingrad. It serves as the administrative center of Krasnohrad Raion. Population: 20,914 (2017 est.)[2]

The city of Krasnohrad was founded as a fortress of Bilevsk in 1731-1733, as part of the Ukrainian line defence fortifications, which ran from the Dnieper to the Donets. The fortress was named after the Russian military garrison that was formed in a town of Belyov (near Tula). In 1784 the fortress was renamed Kostyantynohrad, and in 1797 it received city status. In 1922 it was renamed Krasnohrad.

It is located on the Berestova River 101 kilometres (63 mi) to the south of the city of Kharkiv.

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  1. ^ Also known as Krasnograd fortress (Красноград) (1731-1784), Konstantinograd fortress (Константиноград) (1784-1922), city of Konstantinograd (1922-1943).
  2. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 26 August 2017.