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Coordinates: 49°34′00″N, 34°34′09″E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Poltava
Полтава
Official flag of Poltava Official coat of arms of Poltava
Flag Coat of arms
Location
Location of  Poltava  (orange)
Map of Ukraine with Poltava highlighted.
Government
Country
Oblast
Raion
Ukraine
Poltava Oblast
Poltavskyi Raion
Founded 8991
Mayor Andriy Matkovsky
Geographical characteristics
Area
 - City

103.0 km²
Population
 - City (2005)
   - Density

308,509
  2,995/km²
Coordinates 49°34′00″N, 34°34′09″E
Elevation 132 m
1The previously believed foundation date was 1174.
Other Information
Postal Code 36000—36499
Dialing Code +380 532
Website: meria.poltava.ua
Alexander Square in 1850
Alexander Square in 1850
Train station
Train station
October park
October park

Poltava (Ukrainian and Russian: Полтава; Polish: Połtawa) is a city in central Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Poltava Oblast (province), as well as the administrative center of the surrounding Poltavskyi Raion (district) within the oblast. The city itself is also designated as its own separate raion within the oblast. The current estimated population is 313,400 (as of 2004). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Poltav_s. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixel Image in higher resolution (1200 × 799 pixel, file size: 80 KB, MIME type: image/png) Description = Poltava geographical position Source = own work, Skluesener Date = 15. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... 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Poltava Oblast (Полтавська область, Poltavs’ka oblast’ or Полтавщина, Poltavshchyna in Ukrainian) is an oblast (province) of central Ukraine. ... Oblast (Czech: oblast, Slovak: oblasÅ¥, Russian and Ukrainian: , Belarusian: , Bulgarian: о́бласт) refers to a subnational entity in some countries. ... 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. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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History

It is still unknown when the city was founded. Baltavar Kubrat's grave was found in its vicinity, and its name derives from the title he, his predecessors and his successors bore. Though the town was not attested before 1174, municipal authorities chose to celebrate the town's 1100th anniversary in 1999, for reasons unknown. The settlement is indeed an old one, as archeologists unearthed a Paleolithic dwelling as well as Scythian remains within the city limits. Kubrats Great Bulgaria and adjacent regions, c. ... The Paleolithic or Palaeolithic (Greek παλαιός paleos=old and λίθος lithos=stone or the Old Stone Age) was the first period in the development of human technology of the Stone Age. ... Scythia was an area in Eurasia inhabited in ancient times by an Indo-Aryans known as the Scythians. ...


The present name of the city is traditionally connected to the settlement Ltava which is mentioned in the Hypatian Chronicle in 1174. The region belonged to the Grand Duchy of Lithuania from the 14th century. The Polish administration took over in 1569. In 1648 Poltava was captured by the Ruthenian-Polish magnate Jeremi Wiśniowiecki (1612-51). Poltava was the base of a distinguished regiment of the Ukrainian Cossacks. In 1667 the town passed to the Russian Empire. Ltava, the name of a settlement mentioned in the Hypatian Chronicle, traditionally connected to the name of the city of Poltava, Ukraine. ... The Hypatian Codex (Hypatian Chronicle, Ipatiev Chronicle, Russian: ) is a compendium of three chronicles: Primary Chronicle, Kiev Chronicle, and Halych-Volhynian Chronicle. ... The presumable banner of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania with the coat of arms, called Пагоня in Belarusian, Vytis in Lithuanian and PogoÅ„ in Polish Another version of the Lithuanian banner The Grand Duchy of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuvos Didžioji KunigaikÅ¡tystÄ—, Belarusian: Вялі́кае Кня́ства Літо́ўскае (ВКЛ), Ukrainian: Велике Князівство Литовське (ВКЛ), Polish: Wielkie KsiÄ™stwo Litewskie) was an... This 14th-century statue from south India depicts the gods Shiva (on the left) and Uma (on the right). ... Events January 11 - First recorded lottery in England. ... 1648 (MDCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... For a wealthy or powerful business baron, executive, or tycoon, see Business magnate. ... Noble Family WiÅ›niowiecki Coat of Arms Korybut Parents MichaÅ‚ WiÅ›niowiecki Regina MohyÅ‚a Consorts Gryzelda Konstancja Zamoyska Children with Gryzelda Konstancja Zamoyska MichaÅ‚ WiÅ›niowiecki Date of Birth 1612 Place of Birth  ? Date of Death July 20, 1651 Place of Death PawoÅ‚cz, Poland Jeremi MichaÅ‚ WiÅ›niowiecki... This article needs cleanup. ... // Events January 20 - Poland cedes Kyiv, Smolensk, and eastern Ukraine to Russia in the Treaty of Andrusovo that put a final end to the Deluge, and Poland lost its status as a Central European power. ... Anthem: God Save the Tsar! The Russian Empire in 1914 Capital Saint Petersburg Language(s) Russian Government Monarchy Emperor  - 1721-1725 Peter the Great (first)  - 1894-1917 Nicholas II (last) History  - Established 22 October, 1721  - February Revolution 2 April, 1917 Area  - 1897 22,400,000 km2 8,648,688 sq...


In the Battle of Poltava on June 27, 1709 (Old Style), or 8 July (New Style), tsar Peter the Great, commanding 45,000 troops, defeated at Poltava a Swedish army of 29,000 troops led by Field Marshal Carl Gustaf Rehnskiöld (who had received the command of the army after the wounding of the Swedish king Charles XII on June 17). "Like a Swede at Poltava" remains a simile for "totally helpless" in Russian and Ukrainian idiom. The battle marked the end of Sweden as a great power and the rise of Russia as one. Combatants Sweden Russia Commanders Carl Gustaf Rehnskiöld # Peter the Great Strength 17,000 troops attacking, 8,000 besieging Poltava 42,000–45,000 troops, 72 cannons Casualties 6,900 killed or wounded, 2,800 prisoners 1,345 killed 3,200 wounded The Battle of Poltava (or Pultowa) was a... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... // Events January 12 - Two-month freezing period begins in France - The coast of the Atlantic and Seine River freeze, crops fail and at least 24. ... July 8 is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 176 days remaining. ... Peter the Great or Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov(Russian: Пётр I Алексеевич Pyotr I Alekséyevich) (9 June 1672–8 February 1725 [30 May 1672–28 January 1725 O.S.] [1]) ruled Russia from 7 May (27 April O.S.) 1682 until his death, jointly ruling before 1696 with his weak and sickly... Note: This article is about the military usage of the word marshal. For other usages, see the end of this article. ... Count Carl Gustaf Rehnskiöld (6 August 1651–29 January 1722), Swedish Field Marshal. ... Carl XII, Karl XII or Carolus Rex, (June 17, 1682 – November 30, 1718), the Alexander of the North, nicknamed in Turkish as DemirbaÅŸ Åžarl (Charles the Habitué), was a King of Sweden from 1697 until his death in 1718. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... One of the hallmarks of contemporary great power status is permanent membership on the United Nations Security Council. ...


The city played host to the Mir Yeshiva during World War I and until 1921. Not to be confused with Mir yeshiva (Brooklyn). ... Combatants Allied Powers: Russian Empire France British Empire Italy United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary German Empire Ottoman Empire Bulgaria Commanders Nikolay II Aleksey Brusilov Georges Clemenceau Joseph Joffre Ferdinand Foch Robert Nivelle Herbert H. Asquith D. Lloyd George Sir Douglas Haig Sir John Jellicoe Victor Emmanuel III Luigi Cadorna... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for full calendar). ...


Sights

The centre of the old city is a semicircular Neoclassical square with the Tuscan column of cast iron (1805-11), commemorating the centenary of the Battle of Poltava and featuring 18 Swedish cannons captured in that battle. As Peter the Great celebrated his victory in the Saviour church, this 17th-century wooden shrine was carefully preserved to this day. The five-domed city cathedral, dedicated to the Exaltation of the Cross, is a superb monument of Cossack Baroque, built between 1699 and 1709. As a whole, the cathedral presents a unity which even the Neoclassical belltower has failed to mar. Another frothy Baroque church, dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos, was destroyed in 1934 and rebuilt in the 1990s. The Tuscan order in Andrea Palladio, Quattro Libri di Architettura, 1570 Among the classical orders of architecture, the Tuscan order is the newcomer, a stocky simplified variant of the Doric order that was introduced into the canon of classical architecture by Italian architectural theorists of the 16th century. ... Combatants Sweden Russia Commanders Carl Gustaf Rehnskiöld # Peter the Great Strength 17,000 troops attacking, 8,000 besieging Poltava 42,000–45,000 troops, 72 cannons Casualties 6,900 killed or wounded, 2,800 prisoners 1,345 killed 3,200 wounded The Battle of Poltava (or Pultowa) was a... Peter the Great or Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov(Russian: Пётр I Алексеевич Pyotr I Alekséyevich) (9 June 1672–8 February 1725 [30 May 1672–28 January 1725 O.S.] [1]) ruled Russia from 7 May (27 April O.S.) 1682 until his death, jointly ruling before 1696 with his weak and sickly... In the Christian liturgical calendar, there are several different feasts known as Feasts of the Cross, all of which commemorate the cross used in the crucifixion of Jesus. ... The Vydubychi Monastery in Kiev is an example of Ukrainian Baroque architecture. ...


Famous people from Poltava

Marie Bashkirtseff (November 11, 1858 - October 31, 1884) was a Ukrainian-born Russian diarist, painter and sculptor Marie Bashkirtseff Born Maria Konstantinovna Bashkirtseva in Gavrontsy near Poltava, to a wealthy noble family, she grew up abroad, traveling with her mother across most of Europe. ... Yitzhak Ben-Zvi (November 24, 1884, Poltava, Ukraine - April 23, 1963, Jerusalem, Israel) was a historian, Labor Zionist leader, and the second and longest serving Israeli president (1952 - 1963). ... Andriy Mykhailovych Danylko (Ukrainian: ; Russian: ) (born October 2, 1973 in Poltava, Ukraine), better known by his stage name Verka Serduchka (Ukrainian: ; Russian: ), is a Ukrainian comedian and pop and dance singer. ... Nikolai Gogol by Alexander Ivanov Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (Russian: IPA: ) (April 1, 1809 — March 4, 1852) was a Russian-language writer of Ukrainian origin. ... Ivan Petrovych Kotlyarevsky (Ukrainian: ) (b. ... Anatoliy Vasilievich Lunacharsky (Russian:Анатолий Васильевич Луначарский) (November 23 [O.S. November 11] 1875 – December 26, 1933) was a Russian communist politician. ... Marxism is the political practice and social theory based on the works of Karl Marx, a 19th century philosopher, economist, journalist, and revolutionary, along with Friedrich Engels. ... Soviet redirects here. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with: :Sovnarkom. ... Portrait by George Dawe from the Military Gallery Ivan Fyodorovich Paskevich (Russian: ) (18 August [O.S. 5 August] 1782 – 1 February [O.S. 20 January] 1856) was a Ukrainian-born military leader in the Russian service. ... Symon Petlura Symon Petlyura (Ukrainian: (Simon Petljura); in English, also spelled Simon Petliura or Petlura; May 10, 1879 â€“ May 25, 1926) was a Ukrainian socialist politician and statesman, a leader of Ukraines unsuccessful fight for independence following the Russian Revolution of 1917. ... Socialism is a social and economic system (or the political philosophy advocating such a system) in which the economic means of production are owned and controlled collectively by the people. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... Zhanna Prokhorenko & Vladimir Ivashov Zhanna Prokhorenko (born May 11, 1940 in Poltava, Ukraine) is an actress best known to European and North American audiences for her starring role in the 1959 film, Ballad of a Soldier. ... Look up artist in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The prisoner, 1878 Nikolai Alexandrovich Yaroshenko (Николай Александрович Ярошенко; (1846 - 1898), Russian painter. ...

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COA of Poltava Oblast Administrative divisions of Poltava Oblast, Ukraine Flag of Ukraine

Raions: Chornukhynskyi | Chutivskyi | Dykanskyi | Hadyatskyi | Hlobynskyi | Hrebinkivskyi | Karlivskyi | Khorolskyi | Kobeliatskyi | Kotelevskyi | Kozelschynskyi | Kremenchutskyi | Lokhvytskyi | Lubenskyi | Mashivskyi | Myrhorodskyi | Novosanzharskyi | Orzhytskyi | Poltavskyi | Pyryatynskyi | Reshetylivskyi | Semenivskyi | Shyshatskyi | Velykobahachanskyi | Zinkivskyi Image File history File links Poltawa-oblast-COA.PNG File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Poltava Kremenchuk Lubny Myrhorod Template:Cities in Poltava Oblast ... Poltava Oblast (Полтавська область, Poltavs’ka oblast’ or Полтавщина, Poltavshchyna in Ukrainian) is an oblast (province) of central Ukraine. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... See rayon for the textile made of processed cellulose. ... Myrhorodskyi Raion (Ukrainian: ; translit. ...

Cities: Chervonozavodske | Hadiach | Hlobyne | Hrebinka | Karlivka | Khorol | Kobeliaky | Komsomolsk, Ukraine | Kremenchuk | Lokhvytsia | Lubny | Myrhorod | Poltava | Pyriatyn | Zinkiv Ukraine is subdivided into 24 oblasts (Ukrainian singular: область, oblast; plural області, oblasti), one autonomous republic (автономна республіка, avtonomna respublika), and two cities with special status (singular місто зі спеціальним статусом, misto zi spetsialnym statusom). ... Chervonozavodske (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Poltava Oblast, Ukraine. ... Hadiach (Ukrainian: , sometimes also spelled as Gadyach, Gadiach, Hadyach or through the Polish name Hadziacz) is a historic city in Poltava Oblast (province) in the central-east part of Ukraine. ... Hlobyne (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Poltava Oblast, Ukraine. ... Hrebinka (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Poltava Oblast, Ukraine. ... Karlivka (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Poltava Oblast, Ukraine. ... Khorol (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Poltava Oblast, Ukraine. ... Kobeliaky (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Poltava Oblast, Ukraine. ... Komsomolsk (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Poltava Oblast, Ukraine. ... Kremenchuk (Ukrainian: , Russian: , translit. ... Lokhvytsia is a district town upon the Lokhvytsia river in Poltavska Oblast (Poltava region) in central Ukraine. ... Lubny (Ukrainian: ) is a city and the local capital of Lubny Raion (district) in Poltava Oblast, south-east of Poltava in Ukraine. ... Mirgorod coat of Arms Myrhorod (Ukrainian: , Myrhorod; Russian: , Mirgorod, sometimes spelled Mirhorod), an ancient town with population of 42,700 (2005) located in Poltavska Oblast (Poltava region) on the picturesque and peaceful river Khorol in central Ukraine. ... Pyriatyn (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Poltava Oblast, Ukraine. ... Zinkiv (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Poltava Oblast, Ukraine. ...

Urban-type settlements: Chornukhy | Chutove | Dykanka | Kotelva | Kozelschyna | Mashivka | Novi Sanzhary | Orzhytsia | Reshetylivka | Semenivka | Shyshaky | Velyka Bahachka | more... Urban-type settlement (Russian: , posyolok gorodskogo tipa; Ukrainian: , selyshche miskoho typu; abbreviated as in Russian and as in Ukrainian) is an official designation for a certain type of urban settlements used in some of the countries of the former Soviet Union. ... As of January 1, 2006 there are 886 urban-type settlements (Ukrainian: , translit. ...

Villages: Velyki Sorochyntsi | more... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... Velyki Sorochyntsi (Ukrainian: , Russian: , tranlit. ...


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Administrative centers of subdivision units:
Cherkasy | Chernihiv | Chernivtsi | Dnipropetrovsk | Donetsk | Ivano-Frankivsk | Kharkiv | Kherson | Khmelnytskyi | Kiev | Kirovohrad | Luhansk | Lutsk | Lviv | Mykolaiv | Odessa | Poltava | Rivne | Sevastopol | Simferopol | Sumy | Ternopil | Uzhhorod | Vinnytsia | Zaporizhia | Zhytomyr

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