Tokmak, Ukraine

Tokmak (Ukrainian: Токмак, pronounced [tokˈmɑk]) is a city in Polohy Raion in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast (province) of south-central Ukraine. The city stands on the River Tokmachka, a tributary of the River Tokmak. Prior to 2020, it served as the administrative center of the Tokmak Raion (district). Its population is approximately 29,573 (2022 est.).[1]

Tokmak
Токмак
Historical merchant's building in Tokmak
Historical merchant's building in Tokmak
Flag of Tokmak
Coat of arms of Tokmak
Tokmak is located in Zaporizhzhia Oblast
Tokmak
Tokmak
Location of Tokmak
Tokmak is located in Ukraine
Tokmak
Tokmak
Tokmak (Ukraine)
Coordinates: 47°15′N 35°42′E / 47.250°N 35.700°E / 47.250; 35.700Coordinates: 47°15′N 35°42′E / 47.250°N 35.700°E / 47.250; 35.700
Country
Oblast
Raion
 Ukraine
Flag of Zaporizhia Oblast.svg Zaporizhzhia Oblast
Polohy Raion
ControlOccupied by  Russia
Area
 • Land32.46 km2 (12.53 sq mi)
Population
 (2022)
 • Total29,573
Postal code
71700
Area code+380 6178
ClimateDfa Control
Websitehttp://tokmakcity.org.ua

HistoryEdit

On 7 March 2022, Tokmak was captured by Russian forces during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.[2] Citizens repeatedly went to rallies against the occupation of the Russian military.[3]

On May 7, it became known about the death of the mayor of Tokmak (since 2009) Igor Kotelevsky, who refused to cooperate with the Russians who attacked Ukraine.[4]

Tokmak has a large solar energy station with a 50 MW capacity.

Notable peopleEdit

  • Lew Grade (1906–1998), Ukrainian-British media mogul (born in Tokmak)
  • Bernard Delfont (1909–1994), Ukrainian-British theatre impresario (born in Tokmak)
  • Andriy Oberemko (born 1984), Ukrainian professional footballer

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Чисельність наявного населення України на 1 січня 2022 [Number of Present Population of Ukraine, as of January 1, 2022] (PDF) (in Ukrainian and English). Kyiv: State Statistics Service of Ukraine.
  2. ^ "Ukraine after 11th night of war: Mayor killed, towns taken, Moscow promises civilian corridors to Russia". Baltic News Network. 7 March 2022. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  3. ^ В Токмаке люди вышли прогонять русских военных из города (ВИДЕО)
  4. ^ Умер мэр оккупированного Токмака — Игорь Котелевский

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