Kuchurhan, Rozdilna Raion

Kuchurhan (Ukrainian or Russian: Кучурган) is a village in the Rozdilnianskyi Raion of the Odessa Oblast in Ukraine. It is located along the Kuchurhan River at the north end of the Kuchurhan Reservoir along the border with Transnistria in Moldova. It is the site of highway, rail, and power line border crossings between Ukraine and Moldova.

Kuchurhan

Кучурган
Central street of the village
Central street of the village
Flag of Kuchurhan
Flag
Coat of arms of Kuchurhan
Coat of arms
Kuchurhan is located in Odessa Oblast
Kuchurhan
Kuchurhan
Location in Ukraine
Kuchurhan is located in Ukraine
Kuchurhan
Kuchurhan
Kuchurhan (Ukraine)
Coordinates: 46°43′25″N 29°58′39″E / 46.72361°N 29.97750°E / 46.72361; 29.97750Coordinates: 46°43′25″N 29°58′39″E / 46.72361°N 29.97750°E / 46.72361; 29.97750
Country Ukraine
Oblast Odessa Oblast
DistrictRozdilnianskyi Raion
Founded1808
Area
 • Total3.42 km2 (1.32 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total3,700
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (+2)
Postal code
67450
Area code(s)+380 4853
Former nameStrassburg, Baden (1808—1944)

HistoryEdit

The village was established in 1808 as Strassburg by Roman Catholic German and French Alsatian immigrants to the Kutschurgan Valley, then part of the Russian Empire. It received its present name in 1944 after the remaining German residents were driven from the area by the advancing Soviet army.

 
Kuchurhan exit stamp for passport

Ukrainian Channel 24 journalist Volodymyr Runets reported in March 2016 that Kuchurhan's schoolchildren were being taught anti-Americanism and that most villagers "loathe Ukrainian patriots".[1]

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