Camenca (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈkameŋka], Cyrillic spelling Каменка, Russian: Каменка, Kamenka, Ukrainian: Кам'янка, Kamianka, Polish: Kamionka) is a town in Transnistria, Moldova. It is composed of the town itself, and the village of Solnecinoe. Camenca is the seat of Camenca District.

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Camenca is located in Transnistria
Coordinates: 48°01′N 28°43′E / 48.017°N 28.717°E / 48.017; 28.717
self-proclaimed stateTransnistria[1]
 • Total8 871
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)

The town is located at 48°1′N 28°43′E / 48.017°N 28.717°E / 48.017; 28.717 on the Dniester, in the north of Transnistria. In 1989, it had a population of 13,689. According to the 2004 Census in Transnistria, the town itself has 10,323 inhabitants, including 5,296 Moldovans, 3,476 Ukrainians, 1,305 Russians, 61 Belarusians, 42 Poles, 35 Bulgarians, 32 Gagauzes, 23 Germans, 10 Armenians, 8 Jews, 3 Gypsies and 32 others.

The mayor is Pyotr Mustya.[2]

Historical affiliationsEdit

  Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth 1609-1672
  Ottoman Empire 1672-1699
  Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth 1699-1793
  Russian Empire 1793-1917
  Russian Republic 1917
  Soviet Russia 1917-1918
  Soviet Ukraine 1920-1924
  Moldavian ASSR 1924-1940
  Moldavian SSR 1940-1941
  Romanian Transnistria Governorate 1941-1944
  Moldavian SSR 1944-1991
  Moldova/  Transnistria 1991-present

Notable peopleEdit

  • Nicolae Coval (1904 in Camenca – 1970 in Chişinău) was a Moldavian SSR politician, prime minister of Moldavian SSR 1945 – 1946
  • Pyotr Vershigora (1905 in Severinovca - 1963) was a Soviet writer and one of the leaders of the Soviet partisan movement in Ukraine, Belarus and Poland.



  1. ^ Transnistria's status is disputed. It considers itself to be an independent state, but this is not recognised by any country. The Moldovan government and all the world's other states consider Transnistria de jure a part of Moldova territory.
  2. ^ (in English) State Administrations of Cities and Regions of the PMR

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