Central part of Zvenyhorodka
|• Total||20.8 km2 (8.0 sq mi)|
|• Total||18 330|
|Area code(s)||+380 4740|
Zvenyhorodka (Ukrainian: Звенигородка, Ukrainian pronunciation: [zwenɪɦɔˈrɔtkɑ]; Polish: Zwinogródka; Russian: Звенигородка) is a city located in the Cherkasy Oblast (province) in central Ukraine on the river Hnylyi Tikych.
Zvenyhorodka became part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the beginning of the 15th century. It passed to the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland in 1569. In 1792 King Stanisław August Poniatowski granted Zwinogródka city rights. It was a royal city of Poland. In the next year it was annexed by Russia after the Second Partition of Poland. During the 19th century it had been part of the Russian Kiev Governorate. Around the turn to the 20th century the town had a train station, three Greek Orthodox churches and one Roman Catholic church.
Number of inhabitants in years
- 1897: 16,972
- 1926: 18,020, 61% Ukrainians, 37% Jews, 1% Russians and 1% Poles.
- 2005: approx. 19,900.
- Ahatanhel Krymsky (1871-1942), Ukrainian philologist and orientalist.
- David Günzburg (1857–1910), Russian orientalist and Jewish communal leader.
- Horace Günzburg (1833–1909), Russian philanthropist.
- Fay Herbstman (1922-2015), Noted chef, author of cooking compilations, and founding mother of the Herbstman Society.
Taras Shevchenko monument
- (Ukrainian) (1972) Icтopia мicт i ciл Укpaїнcькoї CCP - Черкаськa область (History of Towns and Villages of the Ukrainian SSR - Cherkasy Oblast), Kiev.
- Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. 6th edition, vol. 19, Leipzig and Vienna 1909, p. 227 (in German).
- Der Große Brockhaus. 15th edition, vol. 18, Leipzig 1934, p. 368 (in German).
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