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Kyivska (Kiev) street looking West toward St. Michael's Church. Photo early 1900s.
Kyivska (Kiev) street looking West toward St. Michael's Church. Photo early 1900s.
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Coat o airms o Zhytomyr
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Zhytomyr is locatit in Ukraine
Location o Zhytomyr
Coordinates: 50°15′0″N 28°40′0″E / 50.25000°N 28.66667°E / 50.25000; 28.66667Coordinates: 50°15′0″N 28°40′0″E / 50.25000°N 28.66667°E / 50.25000; 28.66667
Kintra Ukraine
Foondit9t century
 • MayorVolodymyr Deboi
 • Total65 km2 (25 sq mi)
221 m (725 ft)
 • Tot271,172
 • Density4,172/km2 (10,810/sq mi)
Postal code
10000 — 10036
Aurie code(s)+380 412

Zhytomyr (Ukrainian: Жито́мир pronounced [ʒɪˈtɔmɪr], Roushie: Жито́мир, Pols: Żytomierz, Yiddish: זשיטאָמיר‎) is a ceety in the North o the wastren hauf o Ukraine. It is the admeenistrative centre o the Zhytomyr Oblast (province), as well as the admeenistrative centre o the surroondin Zhytomyr Raion (destrict), awtho it is no a pairt o it. Zhytomyr is locatit at aroond 50°16′N 28°40′E / 50.267°N 28.667°E / 50.267; 28.667, occupyin a aurie o 65 km2 (25 sq mi).

The current estimatit population is 271,172 (as o 2013).

Zhytomyr is a major transportation hub. The ceety lees on a historic route linkin the ceety o Kiev wi the wast throu Brest. The day it links Warsaw wi Kiev, Minsk wi Izmail, an several major ceeties o Ukraine. Zhytomyr wis the location o Ozerne airbase an aw, a key Cauld War strategic aircraft base located 11 km (6.8 mi) sootheast o the ceety.

Important economic activities o Zhytomyr include lumber millin, fuid processin, granite quarryin, metalwirkin, an the manufactur o muisical graith.[1]

Zhytomyr Oblast is the main centre of the Pols minority in Ukraine, an in the ceety itsel thare is a lairge Roman-Catholic Pols cemetery, foondit in 1800. It is regardit as the third biggest Pols cemetery ayont borders o Poland, ahint the Lychakivskiy Cemetery in Lviv an Rossa Cemetery in Vilnius.

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References an fuitnotes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Zythomyr on Encyclopedia.com".

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