Starokostiantyniv

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Starokostiantyniv
Старокостянтинів
City
Skyline of Starokostiantyniv
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Official seal of Starokostiantyniv
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Starokostiantyniv is located in Khmelnytskyi Oblast
Starokostiantyniv
Starokostiantyniv
Coordinates: 49°45′14″N 27°13′13″E / 49.75389°N 27.22028°E / 49.75389; 27.22028
Country Ukraine
Oblast Khmelnytsky Oblast
Founded 1561
Area
 • Total 40 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation 265 m (869 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 35,104
Website http://starkon.km.ua/

Starokostiantyniv (Ukrainian: Старокостянтинів; Polish: Starokonstantynów, or Konstantynów; Yiddish: אלט-קאָנסטאַנטיןAlt Konstantin) is a city in the Khmelnytskyi Oblast (province) of western Ukraine. Serving as the administrative center of the Starokostiantyniv Raion (district), the city itself is also designated as a separate raion within the oblast. The city has a population of 34,700 (2007).

History[edit]

Starokostyantyniv was founded in the 16th century when Konstanty Ostrogski built a fortress at the village of Kolishchentsi. The surviving Starokostiantyniv Castle was constructed by his son between 1561 and 1571. The village grew into a town which became known as "Old Constantine's Town" (Kostiantyniv Staryi) to prevent confusion with "New Constantine's Town" in the vicinity. 1648 saw the Battle of Starokostiantyniv. In 1939, 6,743 Jews were living in the city, accounting for 31 percent of the total population. The Jewish community was murdered in mass executions perpetrated from August 1941 until November 1942.

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Coordinates: 49°45′20″N 27°13′15″E / 49.75556°N 27.22083°E / 49.75556; 27.22083