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Zhytomyr

Administration
Full nameZhytomyr
Official nameZhytomyr
Native nameЖитомир
CountryUkraine
Founded9th century
Government
MayorVolodymyr Deboi
Geography
Total Area25.1 sq mi (65 km2)
Elevation725.1 ft (221 m)
Demography
Total Population277900|population_footnotes= (2005)
Density (pop.)4555|pushpin_map=Ukraine/km2 (11797.5/sq mi)
Other information
Postal code10000 - 10036
Area code+380 412

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Zhytomyr ( , , , ) is a city in the North of the western half of Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Zhytomyr Oblast (province), as well as the administrative center of the surrounding Zhytomyr Raion (district). Note that the city of Zhytomyr is not a part of the Zhytomyr raion: the city itself is designated as its own separate raion within the oblast; moreover Zhytomyr consists of two so-called "raions in a city": the Bohunskyi raion and the Koroliovskyi raion (named in honour of Sergey Korolyov). Zhytomyr is located at around , occupying an area of 65 km2 (25.1 sqmi).

The current estimated population is 277,900 (as of 2005).

Zhytomyr is a major transportation hub. The city lies on a historic route linking the city of Kiev with the west through Brest. Today it links Warsaw with Kiev, Minsk with Izmail, and several major cities of Ukraine. Zhytomyr was also the location of Ozerne, a key Cold War strategic aircraft base located 11 km (6.8 mi) southeast of the city.

Important economic activities of Zhytomyr include lumber milling, food processing, granite quarrying, metalworking, and the manufacture of musical instruments.

Zhytomyr Oblast is the main center of the Polish minority in Ukraine, and in the city itself there is a large Roman-Catholic Polish cemetery, founded in 1800. It is regarded as the third biggest Polish cemetery beyond borders of Poland, behind the Lychakivskiy Cemetery in Lviv and Rossa Cemetery in Vilnius.


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