Krolevets (Ukrainian: Кролевець [kroleˈwɛtsʲ] (About this soundlisten); Polish: Królewiec) is a city in Sumy Oblast, Ukraine. Population: 22,437 (2021 est.)[1] In 2001, population was 25,183.

Krolevets
Кролевець
Krolevets railway station
Krolevets railway station
Flag of Krolevets
Coat of arms of Krolevets
Krolevets is located in Ukraine
Krolevets
Krolevets
Location of Krolevets
Coordinates: 51°33′0″N 33°23′0″E / 51.55000°N 33.38333°E / 51.55000; 33.38333
Country
region
area
Ukraine
Sumy Oblast
Konotop Raion
Founded1601
Population
 (2021)
 • Total22,437
Postal code
41300
Area code(s)+38 (05453)
Websitehttp://www.krolevets.com

HistoryEdit

Historical affiliations

  Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth 1601–1667
  Tsardom of Russia 1667–1721
  Russian Empire 1721–1917
  Soviet Ukraine 1919–1922
  Soviet Union 1922–1991
  Ukraine 1991–present

Named in honor of the Polish King Sigismund III, Krolevets was founded in 1601 and it was originally part of Poland. The original name was written as Krolewac (Krulevats). In 1644 it was granted Magdeburg city rights by Polish King Władysław IV Vasa. Krolevets was annexed by the Tsardom of Russia in 1667 (Truce of Andrusovo).

In 1802 it was incorporated into the Chernigov Governorate.

A local newspaper is published in the city since 1919.[2]

During World War II, Krolevets was occupied by the German Army from 3 September 1941 to 1 September 1943.

TransportationEdit

Krolevets is situated on the Kyiv - Moscow railway and auto route. Distance from Kyiv - approx. 260 km (161.56 mi). Distance to Russian border - approx. 80 km (49.71 mi).

NatureEdit

 
Unique apple tree growing in Krolevets

Krolevets is the location of a unique apple tree, which has self-propagated into a colony of fifteen family trees that combined cover an area of 1,000 sq. meters (10,763 sq.feet).[3] This self-propagation, where drooping branches create new roots and trunks, has not been observed in other apple trees.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 11 July 2021.
  2. ^ № 3100. Маяк коммунизма // Летопись периодических и продолжающихся изданий СССР 1986—1990. Часть 2. Газеты. М., «Книжная палата», 1994. стр.405
  3. ^ "Ukraine's Unique "Apple Tree Colony" Comprises One Ancient Apple Tree".