Voznesensk

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Voznesensk
Вознесенськ
City of regional significance
Garden chapel in Voznesensk
Garden chapel in Voznesensk
Flag of Voznesensk
Flag
Official seal of Voznesensk
Seal
Coordinates: 47°34′N 31°18′E / 47.567°N 31.300°E / 47.567; 31.300
Country Ukraine
Oblast Mykolaiv Oblast
Raion Voznesensk Raion
Founded 1795
Area
 • Total 22.56 km2 (8.71 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 36,094
Website www.voznesensk.net.ua

Voznesensk (Ukrainian: Вознесенськ) is a city in the Mykolaiv Oblast (province) of Ukraine and a center of Voznesenskyi Raion (district). As of 2001, the city's population is 42,634.

The city was founded by Catherine II (The Great) in 1790 in a place of previously existing Sokoly cossack settlement belonging to Buh Cossack Host. City expansion plans were carried out by prince Potemkin. However, the project was abandoned shortly after Catherine's death in 1796. Despite short period of accelerated development, Voznesensk managed to attract significant number of new inhabitants and cemented its positions as one of the centers of trade in Southern Ukraine.

Transportation[edit]

The Voznesensk train station is an important stop along the Odessa line, with direct trains available to major cities including Kiev, Moscow, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkov, Luhansk, and Donets'k. The main bus station offers many destinations including buses to Kiev, Mykolayiv and Kherson. Local marshrutkas (route buses) run from the center to all of the cities' microregions and surrounding villages as well as every half hour to Mykolayiv.

Education[edit]

Voznesensk has 9 schools, a lyceum, a technicum, and a college.

Recreation[edit]

Voznesensk has many available recreational opportunities. The city is situated along the Southern Buh river, where residents swim, fish, and relax on the riverbanks. To the north of Voznesensk, near Pervomaisk, the Southern Buh flows through a canyon which is famous for its whitewater rafting and mountain climbing. The stadium in the center of Voznesensk features a football pitch, tennis court, track, and playground. The sports club "VOSCO" in the third microregion has an indoor basketball/tennis court as well as a weight training room. In fall 2012, a new sports complex in the center, "Waterfall", opened, which has a swimming pool, training room and saunas.

History[edit]

The famous artist, Yevgeny Kibrik (1906-1978), was born and grew up in Voznesensk. There is a museum featuring his art on Lenin St.

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