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Prometheus in Kamjanske
Prometheus in Kamjanske
Banner o Kamianske
Coat o airms o Kamianske
Coat o airms
Nickname(s): Dniprodym
Kamianske is locatit in Ukraine
Location o Kamjanske
Coordinates: 48°31′00″N 34°37′00″E / 48.51667°N 34.61667°E / 48.51667; 34.61667
Kintra Ukraine
Oblast Dnipro
Foondit 1750
 • Mayor Stanislav Safronov
 • Total 138 km2 (53 sq mi)
Elevation 120 m (390 ft)
Population (01.11.2008[1])
 • Tot 252,100
 • Density 1,831/km2 (4,740/sq mi)
Postal code 51900
Aurie code(s) +380-5692
Wabsteid http://www.dndz.gov.ua/

Kamianske (Ukrainian: Кам'янське) is an industrial ceety in the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast o Ukraine, an a port on the Dnieper River.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Kirk in Kamianske in the late 19t century.

The first written evidence o dounset in the territory o Kamianske appeared in 1750. At that time, the veelages o Romankovo an Kamianske, that mak the modren ceety, wis pairt o the Nova (New) Sich o the Zaporizhian cossacks. The ceety wis kent as Kamianske, Stany Place Ukrainian: Кам'янське) till 1936 whan it wis renamit.

Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev wis born an raised in Kamianske.

On 2 Julie 1996 a notorious traffeck accident happened in Kamianske. An owercroudit tram that wis muivin alang a brent brae on Get'mana Doroshenka began tae scly swith doun the brae (acause o a brake failyie), hinderly derailin an rinnin intae a schuil.[2] A tot o some 30 fowk dee'd an mair nor a 100 wis skaithed as a result o that accident. Follaein a govrenment inquiry intae the causes o the accident the then mayor, Sergiy Shershnev, an his deputy, Ihor Laktionov, resigned.[2][3]

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

The economic base o Kamianske is naur alanerly centred on hivy industry, wi ferrous metallurgie bein the rigbane o the local economy. Aroond 57% o the hale industrial production is metallurgie an metal wirkin. The chemical industry comes seicont wi ca. 17% share o the hale industrial ootput.[4] While the exceedingly industrialisit natur o the local economy ensurs a raither heich employment rate (as o 01.11.2007, offeecial unemployment stuid at 1,40%),[5] it contributes tae excessive pollution an radiation levels in the ceety an aw.[6]

Cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Several Eastren Orthodox kirks, the lairgest bein the Orthodox Kirk o Saunt Nicholas, that dates frae 1894,[7] serve the faithful o the ceety. Bi 2008, thare wur 14 pairishes o Ukrainian Orthodox Kirk in Kamjans'ke.

The Roman Catholic Kirk o Saunt Nicholas[8] biggit bi the ceety's Pols commonty at the end o the nineteent century, haes acome ane o the centres o Roman Catholicism in Eastren Ukraine. The Catholic Pairish o Saunt Nicholas includes a monastery run bi the Order o Friars Minor Capuchin an aw.[8]

The toun haes a active Jewish commonty wi a new synagogue an commonty centre.[9]

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kamjans'ke is twinned wi:

Gallery[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "City News" (in Ukrainian). Dniprodzerzhynsk City Council hame page. Retrieved Julie 21, 2009. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Pshenichniy, Stanislav (Julie 7, 2006). "Sad Anniversary in Kamjans'ke". Dneprovska Pravda (in Russian). Retrieved December 30, 2008. 
  3. Interfax-Ukraine (Februar 19, 2007). "В Днепродзержинске трамвай сошел с рельсов, 5 человек ранены" (in Russian). Podrobnosti. Retrieved December 30, 2008. 
  4. "General Characteristics" (in Ukrainian). Kamjans'ke City Council hame page. Retrieved Januar 20, 2009. 
  5. "Statistics" (in Ukrainian). Kamjans'ke City Council hame page. Retrieved Januar 20, 2009. 
  6. Belitskaia, EN (Mey–Jun 1996). "Belitskaia EN". Likarska sprava (5–6): 74–8. PMID 9377406. 
  7. "Возрожденный храм металлургов". Zverda Rozhdestva (in Russian). Orthodox Eparchy of Kryvyi Rih. №34. Juin 27, 2004. Retrieved Mairch 18, 2009. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 Order of Friars Minor Capuchin Vice Province of Ukraine
  9. "Mayor Lays Cornerstone for New Synagogue and Community Center in Ukraine". Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS. Julie 20, 2006.