The Holy Dormition Cathedral in Zolotonosha.
|• Mayor||Vitaliy Voytsehivskyi|
|• City||21.65 km2 (8.36 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)|
|Area code(s)||+380 4737|
Zolotonosha (Ukrainian: Золотоноша, Ukrainian pronunciation: [zɔɫɔtɔˈnɔʃɑ]) is a city located in Cherkasy Oblast (province) in central Ukraine. Located at around , the city serves as the administrative center of Zolotonosha Raion (district). The city itself is designated as a city of oblast significance and does not belong to the raion. Population: 28,259 (2017 est.)
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. In 1939 the 2,087 members of the Jewish community comprised 11.4% of the town's total population. On September, 1941, 300 Jews were murdered in a mass execution. On November 22, 1941, in Strunkovka, just northwest of the town, more than 3,500 Jews were killed in another massacre. The city was liberated by the Red Army on September, 1943. 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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- "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 26 August 2017.