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Encyclopedia > Balta, Ukraine
Old Jewish cemetery in Balta, 2005
Old Jewish cemetery in Balta, 2005

Balta (Ukrainian: Балта, Romanian: Balta) is a small city in the Odessa Oblast (province) of south-western Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Baltsky Raion (district), and located approximately 200 kilometers from the oblast capital, Odessa. The town was founded in the 16th century. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x682, 201 KB) Summary old jewish cemetery in Balta, Ukraine 2005 Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Balta, Ukraine ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x682, 201 KB) Summary old jewish cemetery in Balta, Ukraine 2005 Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Balta, Ukraine ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Administrative center Odessa Governor Ivan Vasylyovych Plachkov (Peoples Union Our Ukraine) Oblast council  - Chairperson  - Council seats Mykola Leonidovych Skoryk (Party of Regions) 120 Subdivisions  - Raions  - Cities of oblast subordinance  - Cities   -Towns  - Villages 26 7 19 33 1,138 Area Total  - Land  - Water (% of total)  Ranked 1st 33,310 km... Oblast (Czech: oblast, Slovak: oblasÅ¥, Russian and Ukrainian: , Belarusian: , Bulgarian: о́бласт) refers to a subnational entity in some countries. ... Capital City is a 60-minute television show produced by Euston Films that ran for 13 episodes in 1989 on ITV. This drama focused on the lives of investment bankers in London living and working on the corporate trading floor for the fictional international bank Shane-Longman. ... A raion (or rayon) (Russian and Ukrainian: ; Belarusian раён; Azeri: rayon, Latvian: rajons, Georgian: , raioni) is one of two kinds of administrative subdivisions in languages of some post-Soviet states: a subnational entity and a subdivision of a city. ... ODESSA (German: Organisation der ehemaligen SS-Angehörigen, Organization of Former SS Members) is the name commonly given to an international Nazi network alleged to have been set up towards the end of World War II by a group of SS officers. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ...


The current estimated population is around 20,000.


History

According to the archaeological findings, the first settlements on this territory existed 5-6 thousand years ago.


In the 17th and 18th century, there were two separate towns located on the opposite banks of Kodyma River. The first one was an Ottoman frontier settlement and fortress named Balta. The second one was Polish town of Józefgród (other variants of transliteration are Yuzefgrod and Yusefgrod) named after prince Józef Lubomirski, the founder of the local fortress. The burning of the city by the Russian general Mikhail Krechetnikov in pursuit of the Polish confederalists in March 1768 and the murdering of the mainly local Jewish population by the Cossack Haidamaka-hordes, formed one of the reasons for the start of the Russo–Turkish War, 1768–1774. Józefgród and Balta were joined in 1797, when this land became the territory of the Russian Empire. (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... “Ottoman” redirects here. ... Lubomirski Coat of Arms Lubomirski (plural: Lubomirscy) is the surname of a Polish szlachta (nobility) family. ... The haidamakas, also haidamaky or haidamaks (singular haidamaka, Ukrainian: , Haidamaky, from Turkish haydımak, to pursue), were paramilitary bands in 18th-century Ukraine. ... The Russo-Turkish War of 1768–1774 was a decisive conflict that brought Southern Ukraine, Northern Caucasus, and Crimea within the orbit of the Russian Empire. ... 1797 (MDCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The subject of this article was previously also known as Russia. ...


In the 19th and early 20th century, the population of the town consisted of Jews (55-82%, nowadays about 0.5-1%), Russian Orthodox believers (15-25%, now 85-90%, including such ethnic groups as Russians, Ukrainians, and Moldavians), Roman Catholics (Poles, 4-9%), and Russian Old believers (4-12%). Representatives of some of Protestant churches are also here. The town was well known as a market town. The junctions of the main roads from the South to the North and from the West to the East of Russia and Ukraine were here. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... The Russian Orthodox Church (Русская Православная церковь) is that body of Christians who are united under the Patriarch of Moscow, who in turn is in communion with... Moldovan or Moldovans can refer to: Moldovans a name for the people living in the area of the former principality of Moldavia, now divided between the Romania and the Moldovan Republic. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... In the context of Russian Orthodox church history, the Old Believers (Russian: ) separated after 1666 - 1667 from the hierarchy of the Russian Orthodox Church as a protest against church reforms introduced by Patriarch Nikon. ...


In 19241929 it was the capital of the Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic that was the part of Ukrainian SSR and the Soviet Union. After the formation of Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1940 Balta became a district center in Ukraine. For a short time between 1941 and 1944, Balta was the capital of Transnistria (the land between Dnister and Bug, under Romanian administration). Year 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Moldavian ASSR (Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Republic; Romanian: Republica Autonomă Socialistă Sovietică Moldovenească) was an autonomous region of the Ukrainian SSR between 12 October 1924 and 2 August 1940, encompassing Transnistria (now in Moldova) and parts which are now in Ukraine. ... State motto: Пролетарі всіх країн, єднайтеся! Official language None. ... State motto: Пролетарь дин тоате цэриле, униць-вэ! Official language None. ... Romania controlled (August 19 1941 - January 29 1944) the whole Transnistrian region between Dniester, Bug rivers and Black Sea coast. ... The river Dniestr (in Polish and Russian; Nistru in Romanian; Дністер, Dnister in Ukrainian; Tyras in Latin; also known as Dniester) is a river in Eastern Europe. ... The Southern Buh, Bug, or Boh River (Південний Буг, Pivdennyi Buh in Ukrainian; Hipanis in ancient Greek) is entirely located in Ukraine. ...


Nowadays, the city has furniture, brick, clothing factories, and food industry. Balta Teachers’ Training College and Vocational School are leading educational institutions. The city has a Museum of Local History and a Ukrainian Ethnographic Museum.

Coordinates: 47°56′N, 29°37′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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