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Clockwise from top right: Skyline of the town, Elias Church (1786), Panski Hory Reserve, Monument to Taras Shevchenko, Former Hospital (1913), Zlatopil Gymnasium, Central Square
Novomyrhorod Flag
Novomyrhorod coat of arms
Coat of arms
Country Ukraine
Oblast Kirovohrad Oblast
Founded 1740
 • Total 88.52 km2 (34.18 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 11 569
Postal code 26000-26001
Area code(s) +380 5256

Novomyrhorod (Ukrainian: Новомиргород) is a city in Kirovohrad Oblast (region) of central Ukraine, in the southern part of the Middle Dnieper area. It is the administrative center of Novomyrhorod Raion. Population: 11,569 (2013 est.)[1].

Novomyrhorod is situated on the banks of the Velyka Vys River.

Name and history[edit]

The name literally means "New Myrhorod" or "new peace town".

The first mention of the city dates from the 1740.[citation needed]

Between 1752 and 1764, Novomyrhorod was the capital of New Serbia.

Since 1923 Novomyrhorod was the district center of Yelysavethradsky District, Ukrainian SSR. From 1959, the town has a regional subordination.

Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 26 July 2001, the town Novomyrhorod listed under Historic Settlements of Ukraine. In 2010, was its 270-year anniversary.


See also[edit]

  • Zlatopol — former town, Jewish shtetl, now it is a part of Novomyrhorod.


Coordinates: 48°47′N 31°39′E / 48.783°N 31.650°E / 48.783; 31.650