Krolevets

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Krolevets
Кролевець
Krolevets railway station
Krolevets railway station
Flag of Krolevets
Flag
Coat of arms of Krolevets
Coat of arms
Krolevets is located in Ukraine
Krolevets
Krolevets
Location of Krolevets
Coordinates: 51°33′0″N 33°23′0″E / 51.55000°N 33.38333°E / 51.55000; 33.38333
Country
region
area
Ukraine
Sumy Oblast
Krolevets Raion
Founded 1601
Population (2005)
 • Total 24,100
Postal code 41300
Area code(s) +38 (05453)
Website http://www.krolevets.com

Krolevets (Ukrainian: Krolevets) is a city in Sumy Oblast, Ukraine. Population is 25,183 (2001).

Named in honor of the Polish King Sigismund III, Krolevets was founded in 1601. The original name was written as Krolewac (Krulevats). Krolevets was annexed by the Tsardom of Muscovy in 1654. In 1897 it was incorporated into the Chernihiv province. During World War II, Krolevets was occupied by the German Army from 3 September 1941 to 1 September 1943.

Unique apple tree growing in Krolevets

Krolevets is situated on the Kiev - Moscow railway and auto route. Distance from Kiev - approx. 260 km (161.56 mi). Distance to Russian border - approx. 80 km (49.71 mi).

Krolevets is the location of a particularly unique apple tree, which has self-propagated into a colony of fifteen family trees that combined cover an area of 1,000 sq. meters (10,763 sq.feet).[1] This self-propagation, where drooping branches create new roots and trunks, has not been observed in other apple trees.

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