Podilsk

Podilsk (Ukrainian: Подільськ, Romanian: Bârzula), until May 2016 Kotovsk (Ukrainian: Котовськ, is a city in Odessa Oblast, Ukraine. Administratively, Podilsk is incorporated as a town of oblast significance. It also serves as the administrative center of Podilsk Raion, one of twenty-six districts of Odessa Oblast, though it is not a part of the district. Population: 40,023 (2020 est.)[1] In 2001, population was 40,718 (2001).

Podilsk

Подільськ
City
Podilsk railway station
Podilsk railway station
Flag of Podilsk
Flag
Coat of arms of Podilsk
Coat of arms
Podilsk is located in Odessa Oblast
Podilsk
Podilsk
Podilsk is located in Ukraine
Podilsk
Podilsk
Coordinates: 47°44′31″N 29°32′06″E / 47.74194°N 29.53500°E / 47.74194; 29.53500Coordinates: 47°44′31″N 29°32′06″E / 47.74194°N 29.53500°E / 47.74194; 29.53500
Country Ukraine
Oblast Odessa Oblast
RaionPodilsk Raion
Area
 • Total25.44 km2 (9.82 sq mi)
Elevation
248 m (814 ft)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total40,023
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2
Postal code
66300—314
Area code(s)+380-4862
ClimateDfb
Websitewww.kotovsk-city.gov.ua

HistoryEdit

Birzula was first mentioned in Turkish documents in 1772 as one of settlements of the Dubossar raya.

In Birzula, Ukrainian-Italian-Brazilian physicist Gleb Wataghin was born in 1899[2][circular reference].

The city is known as the place where Soviet military leader Grigori Kotovsky was buried in a mausoleum. In 1935, the city was named after him; formerly the settlement bore the name Birzula. The mausoleum was later destroyed during the Romanian occupation of Transnistria. The monument was (again) dismantled in June 2017 to comply with decommunization laws.[3]

The city has a major railway station and depot on the line OdessaZhmerynka (stretch Razdelnaya—Poberezhye). The Lenin statue in Kotovsk was pushed off its pedestal and broken into several pieces on December 9, 2013.[4][5][6]

On 21 May 2016, Verkhovna Rada adopted decision to rename Kotovsk to Podilsk and Kotovsk Raion to Podilsk Raion according to the law prohibiting names of Communist origin.[7]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  2. ^ uk:Ватагін Гліб Васильович
  3. ^ "In the Odessa region, a monument to the participant of the "red terror" Kotovsky was dismantled" (in Russian). UNIAN. 11 June 2017.
  4. ^ http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2013/12/9/7005547/
  5. ^ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/riot-police-storm-offices-of-ukrainian-opposition-party-in-kiev-8994205.html
  6. ^ "Police: One more Lenin statue broken in Odesa region". Kyiv Post. 2014-01-04. Retrieved 2015-04-22.
  7. ^ "Про перейменування деяких населених пунктів" (in Ukrainian). Holos Ukrainy. 21 May 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2016.