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Melitopol

Melitopol
Administration
Full nameMelitopol
Official nameMelitopol
Native nameМелітополь
CountryUkraine
OblastZaporizhia
Established1784
Government
MayorDmytro Viktorovich Sychov
Geography
Total Area19.7 sq mi (51 km2)
Demography
Total Population158700 (January 1, 2007)
Other information
Postal Index72300

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Melitopol ( , translit. Melitopol’, ) is a city in the Zaporizhia Oblast of the southeastern Ukraine. It is situated on the Molochna River that flows through the eastern edge of the city and into the Molochnyi Liman, which eventually joins the Sea of Azov. The city was formerly named Kyzyl-Yar until 1816, and Novoalexandrovka until 1842. Serving as the administrative center of the Melitopolskyi Raion, the city itself is directly subordinate to the oblast center. The estimated population is around 158,700. Generally, the Russian language is spoken in the city.


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