Zvenyhorodka

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Zvenyhorodka
Звенигородка
Central part of Zvenyhorodka
Central part of Zvenyhorodka
Coat of arms of Zvenyhorodka
Coat of arms
Zvenyhorodka is located in Cherkasy Oblast
Zvenyhorodka
Zvenyhorodka
Location of Zvenyhorodka
Zvenyhorodka is located in Ukraine
Zvenyhorodka
Zvenyhorodka
Coordinates: 49°4′11″N 30°58′4″E / 49.06972°N 30.96778°E / 49.06972; 30.96778Coordinates: 49°4′11″N 30°58′4″E / 49.06972°N 30.96778°E / 49.06972; 30.96778
Country Ukraine
Oblast Cherkasy Oblast
Raion Zvenyhorodka Raion
Established 1394
City rights 1938
Area
 • Total 20.8 km2 (8.0 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 18 330
Postal code 20200-20207
Area code(s) +380 4740
Website www.zven.gov.ua

Zvenyhorodka (Ukrainian: Звенигородка; Polish: Zwinogródka; Russian: Звенигородка) is a city located in the Cherkasy Oblast (province) in central Ukraine on the river Hnylyi Tikych.

The town is the administrative center of the Zvenyhorodka Raion (district).

History[edit]

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.[1]

Number of inhabitants in years[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

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References[edit]

  • (Ukrainian) (1972) Icтopia мicт i ciл Укpaїнcькoї CCP - Черкаськa область (History of Towns and Villages of the Ukrainian SSR - Cherkasy Oblast), Kiev.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. 6th edition, vol. 19, Leipzig and Vienna 1909, p. 227 (in German).
  2. ^ Der Große Brockhaus. 15th edition, vol. 18, Leipzig 1934, p. 368 (in German).