Krolevets railway station
|Area code(s)||+38 (05453)|
Krolevets (Ukrainian: Кролевець, [kroɫeˈʋɛtsʲ] (listen), Polish: Królewiec) is a city in Sumy Oblast, Ukraine. It serves as the administrative center of Krolevets Raion. Population: 23,313 (2015 est.) In 2001, population was 25,183.
Named in honor of the Polish King Sigismund III, Krolevets was founded in 1601 and it was originally part of Poland. The original name was written as Krolewac (Krulevats). In 1644 it was granted Magdeburg city rights by Polish King Władysław IV Vasa. Krolevets was annexed by the Tsardom of Russia in 1667 (Truce of Andrusovo).
In 1802 it was incorporated into the Chernigov Governorate.
A local newspaper is published in the city since 1919.
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 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). This self-propagation, where drooping branches create new roots and trunks, has not been observed in other apple trees.
- "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
- № 3100. Маяк коммунизма // Летопись периодических и продолжающихся изданий СССР 1986—1990. Часть 2. Газеты. М., «Книжная палата», 1994. стр.405
|This article about a location in Sumy Oblast is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|