List of renamed cities in Ukraine

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The following is a list of cities in Ukraine that underwent a name change in the past. For the most updated list of changes, visit List of Ukrainian toponyms that were changed as part of decommunization in 2016

Crimea[edit]

  • Aluston → Lusta → Aluşta → Alushta (1784)
  • Ermeni Bazar → Armyanskiy Bazar (1736) → Armyansk (1921)
  • Karasubazar → Bilohirsk (1944)
  • Aqmeçit → Chornomorske (1944)
  • Canköy → Dzhankoy (1784)
  • Kerkinitis → Kezlev (7th century) → Gözleve → Yevpatoria (1784)
  • Theodosia → Ardabda → Kafas → Caffa → Kefe (1475) → Feodosiya (1784)
  • Sarabuz → Hvardiyske (1944)
  • Inkerman → Belokamensk (1976) → Inkerman (1991)
  • Panticapaeum → Bosporus → Korchev → Vosporo/Cerchio → Kerch
  • İslâm Terek → Kirovske (1944)
  • Kurman-Kumelĉi → Krasnohvardiyske (1944)
  • Qızıltaş → Krasnokamianka (1945)
  • Aşağı Otuz → Prymorye (1945) → Kurortne (1978)
  • Albat → Kuybysheve (1945)
  • Yedi Quyu → Sem Kolodezey (1784) → Lenine (1957)
  • Seyitler → Nyzhniohirsk (1944)
  • Büyük Onlar → Oktiabrske (1945)
  • Kaygador → Provalnoe → Dvoyakornoe → Bubnovka → Ordjonikidze (1937)
  • Yañı Küçükköy → Parkove
  • Or Qapı → Perekop (1736)
  • Curçı → Pervomaiske (1944)
  • Aşağı Kikineiz → Ponyzivka
  • Bazarçıq → Lebron James (1945)
  • Hafuz → Yuzhnaya Tochka (1938) → Primosrky (1952)
  • Aqşeyh → Rozdolne (1944)
  • Saq → Saky (1784)
  • Aqyar → Sevastopol (1826; also: Sebastopol)
  • Otuz → Shchebetovka (1944)
  • Aqmescit → Simferopol (1784)
  • Dolossı → Sovietske
  • İçki → Sovietsky (1944)
  • Eski Qırım → Staryi Krym (1783)
  • Sudaq → Sudak (1784)

Zaporizhia Oblast[edit]

Luhansk Oblast[edit]

  • Yuryevka → Alchevsk (1903) → Voroshylovsk (1931) → Voroshylovsk/Alchevsk (1957) → Komunarsk (1961) → Alchevsk (1991)
  • Izium → Almaznaya (1878) → Almazna (1977)
  • Bokovo-Antratsyt → Antratsyt (1962)
  • Yekaterinovka → Artem (1923) → Artemivsk (1938)
  • Gorskoye → Hirske (1938)
  • Golubyevskiy Rudnik → Kirovsk (1962)
  • Sorokino → Krasnodon (1938)
  • Kryndachiovka → Krasnyi Luch (1920)
  • Lugansk → Voroshylovhrad (1935) → Luhansk (1958) → Voroshylovhrad (1970) → Luhansk (1990)
  • Aleksandrovka → Petro-Maryevka (1865) → Pervomaisk (1920)
  • Kadiyevka → Sergo (1937) → Kadiivka (1940) → Stakhanov (1978)

Odessa Oblast[edit]

Mykolaiv Oblast[edit]

  • Fedorivka → Fiodorovka (1776) → Novaya Odessa (1832) → Nova Odesa (1989)
  • Kara Kerman → Özi → Ochakov (1792) → Ochakiv (1989)
  • Orlyk → Orlovsky sconce (1743) → Yekaterinsky sconce (1770) → Olviopol (1781) → Pervomaisk (1919)
  • Konstantinovka-2 (founded) → Yuzhnoukrainsk (1987)

Donetsk Oblast[edit]

  • Donetsko-Amvrosiyevka → Amvrosiivka (1938)
  • Nelepovsky → Artyoma (1921) → Artemove (1938)
  • Avdeyevka I & Avdeyevka II → Avdiivka (1956)
  • Bakhmut → Artemivsk (1924) → Bakhmut (2016)
  • Belozyorka → Bilozerske (1966)
  • Paraskoviivka & Erastovsky rudnik & Svyatogorovsky (Krasnoarmeysky, 1920) rudnik → Dobropillya (1935)
  • Yelenovskiye Karyery → Dokuchaievsk (1954)
  • Yuzovka → Stalino (1924) → Donetsk (1961)
  • Grodovsky rudnik → Novy Donbass (1934) → Novoekonomichne (1957) → Dymytrov (1965) → Myrnohrad (2016)
  • Sotsgorodok → Hirnyk (1958)
  • Nova Khrestovka → Kirovske (1958)
  • Karakybbud → Komsomolske (1949)
  • Kramatorskaya → Kramatorsk (1932)
  • Grishyno → Postysheve (1934) → Krasnoarmiiske (1938) → Krasnoarmiisk (1938) → Pokrovsk (2016)
  • Kurakhovgresstroy → Kurakhovgres (1943) → Kurakhove (1956)
  • Lyman → Krasnyi Lyman (1938) → Lyman (2016)
  • Dmitriyevskoye → Dmitriyevsk (1925) → Makiivka (1931)
  • Manhush → Pershotravneve (1946) → Manhush (1995)
  • Pavlovsk → Mariupol (1779) → Zhdanov (1948) → Mariupol (1989)
  • Gladky → Staronikolskoye (1855) → Nikolske → Volodarske (1924) → Nikolske (2016)
  • Novonikolayevskaya → Budyonnovskaya (1923) → Budyonivsky (1938) → Novoazovsky (1959) → Novoazovsk (1966)
  • Grodovka → Novohrodivka (1958)
  • Selidovka → Selydove (1956)
  • Alekseyevo-Orlovka & Olkhovchik → Katyk → Shakhtarsk (1953)
  • Yama → Siversk (1973)
  • Tor → Sloviansk (1784)
  • Vasilyevka → Snezhnaya (1864) → Snizhne (1920)
  • Bryantsevsky → Bryantsevka (1924) → Karla Libknekhta (1926) → Karlo-Libknekhtove (1965) & Bilokamyanske → Karlo-Libknekhtovsk (1965) → Soledar (1991)
  • Bannoe → Banne (1929) → Bannovske (1938) → Slovianohirsk (1964) → Sviatohirsk (2003)
  • Uglegorskoy TES → Svitlodarske (1969) → Svitlodarsk (1992)
  • Shcherbinovka → Shcherbinovsky → Dzerzhynsk (1938) → Toretsk (2016)
  • Alekseyevka → Alekseyevo-Leonovo (1857) → Chystyakove (1932) → Torez (1964)
  • Lesovka → Ukrainsk (1963)
  • Bolshoy Yanisol → Velyka Novosilka (1946)
  • Khatsapetovka → Vuhlehirsk (1958)
  • Yenakiyevo → Rykovo (1928) → Ordzhonikidze (1937) → Yenakiieve (1943)
  • Bunge → Yunikh Komunarov (1924) → Yunokomunarovskoye (1965) → Yunokomunarivsk (1965)
  • Novo-Zhdanovka → Zhdanov rudnik (1966) → Zhdanivka (1966)

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast[edit]

  • Kamianske → Dniprodzerzhynsk (1936) → Kamianske (2016)
  • Yekaterinoslav → Novorossiysk (1797) → Yekaterinoslav (1802) → Dnipropetrovsk (Dnepropetrovsk) (1926) → Dnipro (2016)
  • Mykytyne → Slovyanske (1775) → Nikopol (1781)
  • Samara → Novomoskovsk (1782)
  • Shakhtarske → Pershotravensk (1960)

Kharkiv Oblast[edit]

Lviv Oblast[edit]

  • Krystynopol (founded) → Chervonograd/Chervonohrad (1951) → Chervonohrad (1991)
  • Dymoszyn (first mentioned) → Kamionka Strumiłowa (15th century) → Kamenka-Bugskaya/Kamianka-Buzka (1944) → Kamianka-Buzka (1991)
  • Lviv → Lwów (1356) → (Lemberg) (1772) → Lvov/Lviv (1939) → Lemberg (1941) → Lvov/Lviv (1944) → Lviv (1991)[1]
  • Żółkiew (founded) → Zhovkva (1939) → Nesterov (1951) → Zhovkva (1992)

Volyn Oblast[edit]

  • Lutsk → Luchesk (1427) → Łuck (1569) → Lutsk (1795) → Mikhailogorod (1850) → Luck (1915) → Łuck (1919) → Lutsk (1939)
  • Volodymer (founded) → Vladimir-Volynskiy (1795) → Volodymyr-Volynsky (1991)

Khmelnytsky Oblast[edit]

Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast[edit]

Ternopil Oblast[edit]

Uzhhorod Oblast[edit]

  • Ungvár (1248) → Užhorod (1919) → Ungvár (1938) → Uzhhorod (1944)

Kirovohrad Oblast[edit]

  • Yelizavetgrad (1784) → Zinovyevsk (1924) → Kirovo (1934) → Kirovohrad (1939) → Kropyvnytskyi (2016)

Kherson Oblast[edit]

  • Chapli → Askania (1828) → Askania Nova (1835)
  • Oleshky → Alioshki (1802) → Tsiurupynsk (1928) → Oleshky (2016)
  • Ali-Agok → Skadovskoye (1894) → Skadovsk (1933)
  • Holy → Golaya Pristan (1786) → Hola Prystan (1923)
  • Geniczi → Genichesk (1784) → Henichesk (1923)

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The city of Lviv was never officially renamed but as during its history it belonged to different states, different variations of the city name were used: Polish (Lwów), German (Lemberg), Italian (Leopolis) and Russian (Lvov).

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