The Holy Dormition Cathedral in Zolotonosha.
Map of Ukraine with Zolotonosha highlighted.
|• Mayor||Vitaliy Voytsehivskyi|
|• City||21.65 km2 (8.36 sq mi)|
|• Density||163/km2 (420/sq mi)|
|Area code(s)||+380 4737|
Zolotonosha (Ukrainian: Золотоноша) is a city located in the Cherkasy Oblast (province) in central Ukraine. Located at around , the city serves as the administrative center of the Zolotonosha Raion (district), however the city itself is designated with the status of a separate district within the oblast.
Zolotonosha is located on the Zolotonoshka River, a tributary of the Dnipro river within 30 km (19 mi) of the oblast's administrative center, Cherkasy. The city is also located on the railroad line Bakhmach-Odessa, and on the autoroad Kiev-Kremenchuk and Cherkasy-Shramivka.
Zolotonosha was first mentioned in written works around the year 1576. In 1635 Zolotonosha was granted the Magdeburg rights. Following the Ukrainian War of Independence, Zolotonosha became part of Ukrainian SSR, a republic of the Soviet Union. When the Soviet Union fell apart in 1991, the city became part of Ukraine.
Monuments of architecture
- Preobrazhenska Church of the Krasnohirsky Monastery. Designed by Ivan Hryhorovych-Barskyi in the Ukrainian Baroque style; built in 1767-1771.
- Sviato-Uspenskyi Cathedral, 1909.
- Statue of Taras Shevchenko, 1924-1926.
People from Zolotonosha
- Ivan Poddubny (26 September 1871, Zolotonosha uezd, village Krasenivka - 8 August 1949, Yeysk) was a Russian Empire and Soviet singles wrestler, a multiple-time world wrestling champion.
- Isaac Boleslavsky (9 June 1919, Zolotonosha - 14 February 1977, Minsk) was a Jewish chess grandmaster.
- Ber Borochov (4 July 1881, Zolotonosha - 17 December 1917, Kiev) was the Jewish founder of the Poale Zion party and a supporter of the Red Army.
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