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Full nameCherkasy (Черкаси)
Official nameCherkasy (Черкаси)
Native nameCherkassy (Черкасcы)
OblastCherkasy Oblast
RaionCherkasy Raion
First mentioned1286
City status1795
MayorSerhiy Olehovych Odarych
Total Area0 sq mi (|area_land_km2=69 km2)
Land Area26.6 sq mi (69 km2)
Elevation360.9 ft (110 m)
Total Population(-)287 583 (02-01-2011)
Density (pop.)4170/km2 (10800.3/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneEET (UTC+2)
- Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code18000 - 18499
Area code+380 472
Licence plateАН
Sister citiesBydgoszcz, Sumgait, Santa Rosa

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Cherkasy ( , transliterated: Čerkasy, pronounced -uktʃerˈkɑsɪ) or Cherkassy ( ), is a city in central Ukraine. It is the capital of the Cherkasy Oblast (province), as well as the administrative center of the surrounding Cherkasky Raion (district) within the oblast. The city itself is also designated as its own separate raion within the oblast.

The city is cultural, educational and industrial center of Cherkasy Oblast and Central Economical Region of Ukraine. Cherkasy is known since 13th century and played a great role in history of Ukraine. Cherkasy was the center of Cossacks, citizens took part in Khmelnychchyna and Koliyivschyna (cossacks and peasants rebellions).

The city is located on the right bank of Dnieper River (specifically at the Kremenchuk Reservoir), about 200 km (124.3 mi) south of the nation's capital, Kiev. The city is divided into 2 boroughs (raions) - Sosnivskiy (with Orshanets village) and Pridniprovskiy. The current population of Cherkasy is 287,583 (as of 2011). In June 2011, the city celebrated its 725 anniversary.

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