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Tsiurupynsk

Tsiurupynsk
Цюрупинськ
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Coordinates: 46°38′00″N 32°35′00″E / 46.63333°N 32.58333°E / 46.63333; 32.58333Coordinates: 46°38′00″N 32°35′00″E / 46.63333°N 32.58333°E / 46.63333; 32.58333{{#coordinates:46|38|00|N|32|35|00|E|type:city(30300)_region:UA |primary |name=

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Country 23x15px Ukraine
Oblast Kherson Oblast
settlement 1784
city 1802
Government
 • Head of City Council Hanna Vasylivna Grybovska (PR)
Area
 • Total 15.7 km2 (6.1 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 30,300
 • Density 1,929/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Postal code 75100
Area code(s) +380 5542
Website http://www.oleshki.org.ua/

Tsiurupynsk (Ukrainian: Цюру́пинськ, Tsyurupynsk; Russian: Цюру́пинск, Tsyurupinsk) is a city in Kherson Oblast (province) of Ukraine, located on the left bank of the Dnieper River. It is the oldest city of the oblast and one of the oldest in the southern Ukraine. As of 2001, its population was 30,123.[citation needed]

Geography

The Konka River goes through the town before falling into the Dnieper. The Oleshky Sands are located in a close proximity to the town.

History

The city of Oleshye (Oleshia) has been known since the 11th century, when it was a part of Kievan Rus', but the area itself has been known since antiquity.[1] Herodotus mentioned Scythian forests in the mouth of the Dnieper in the 5th century BCE, which were called "Oleshye" (from the Slavic word for forest) by the Slavs.[1] The city, which appeared later, took its name from the area, and the later form of the name (Alyoshki/Oleshky) is also related.[1]

In 1711-1728, Oleshky was the capital of the Zaporizhian Host under the protection of the Crimean Khanate.[citation needed] In 1784, the settlement of Oleshky was established; by 1790, it became a part of the Kinburn palanka of the Black-Sea Cossacks.[citation needed] In 1802, the settlement was granted town status and became the seat of an uyezd in Taurida Governorate.[citation needed] In 1928, the town was given its present name, after Alexander Tsiurupa,[1] the former Soviet Trade Minister and the chief of Gosplan who was born in the city.

On November 21, 2007, the city council accepted the decision (#296) to restore the name Oleshky.[2] The deputies of the city and the district councils as well as the local Cossacks wrote a letter to the President of Ukraine requesting for the decision to be carried out.

References

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d Pospelov, pp. 26–27
  2. ^ Renaming of the city

Sources

  • Е. М. Поспелов (Ye. M. Pospelov). "Имена городов: вчера и сегодня (1917–1992). Топонимический словарь." (City Names: Yesterday and Today (1917–1992). Toponymic Dictionary.) Москва, "Русские словари", 1993.

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