Taras Shevchenko monument in Shpola
|• Total||61.29 km2 (23.66 sq mi)|
|Area code(s)||+380 4741|
Shpola (Ukrainian: Шпола, Ukrainian pronunciation: [ˈʃpɔɫɑ];Yiddish: שפּאָלע) is a city located in the Cherkasy Oblast (province) in central Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Shpola Raion (district), and is situated at . As of 2004 the estimated population is 18,400.
In the 1800s Shpola was part of the Zvenigorod district in the Kiev region. With the overthrow of the Czarist regime Shpola became first a part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic and then of the USSR.
Shpola is a sister city with Oskaloosa, Iowa.
- Ivan Kulyk (1897-1937) - Ukrainian poet, short stories writer, and diplomat;
- Sergiy Rozhitskiy - Colonel of Ukrainian People's Army;
- Sergiy Dobrovolskiy - Lieutenant of Ukrainian People's Army;
- Oleksandr Tkachenko - chairman of Ukrainian parliament;
- Itzik Feffer (1900-1952) - Yiddish poet;
- Reb Aryeh Leib, "der Shpoler zeyde" (Yiddish: "the grandfather of Shpola") (1725-1812) - Hasidic tzaddik.
Vladimir Lenin statue in front of the Cherkassy Oblast Administration Building, in Shpola
- (Ukrainian) (1972) Icтopiя мicт i ciл Укpaїнcькoї CCP - Черкаськa область (History of Towns and Villages of the Ukrainian SSR - Cherkasy Oblast), Kyiv.
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