|• Total||55.77 km2 (21.53 sq mi)|
|• Density||306/km2 (790/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Licence plate||AX, KX, ХА (old), 21 (old)|
Zmiiv (Ukrainian: Зміїв, Russian: Змиёв) is a city in Kharkiv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. The population as of 2001 was 17,063. Zmiiv is the administrative center of Zmiivskyi Raion. Between 1976 and 1990, the city was renamed after Klement Gottwald, a Czechoslovak politician, to Gotwald (Ukrainian: Готвальд).
A machine-building plant is the largest company in town. Zmiiv also has a paper mill, dairy plant, food-processing plant, packaging works, construction materials plant, publishing company, and some repair shops.
Zmiiv is served by the Zmiiv station on the Southern Railway. The station was opened in 1910. It is served by the commuter rail (also known as elektrichki) connecting Kharkiv, Merefa, and Izium with intermediate stops.
Zmiiv has a bus station, which serves as a terminus for local bus routes. Zmiiv has also a regular bus connection with Kharkiv.
Zmiiv has one soccer club playing in the Kharkiv Oblast Premier League, "Mayak".
Points of interest
- Igor Volk, cosmonaut and test pilot
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