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Khmelnytskyy ( Khmelnitsky, Khmelnytskyi,
Proskurov ) City Information

Khmelnytskyy (also known as Khmelnitsky, Khmelnytskyi) is a regional city on the Southern Buh River. The population of the city is over 250,000. The city has been known since 1493 under the name of Ploskuriv. In the 1780's it was renamed Proskuriv. In 1941 the city became a regional center. In 1954 it was renamed in honour of the founder of Ukrainian Cossack State Bohdan Khmelnitsky (1595-1657). Khmelnitsky is an, industrial center of the region. The leading industries of the city include machine engineering and metalworking.

The city boasts of the Technological Institute of Consumer Services, the Ukrainian Drama Theater, the Philharmonic Society and the Museum of the Regional Studies.


The Musical and Drama Theatre was established in 1931. The theatre boasts of the Ukrainian Merited actor l.S. Zhulkevs'kyi. L. Vlasenko, and N. Natalova.

The city has been the capital of the Khmelnitsky Region has been since 1941. The region includes 20 districts, 13 towns, 24 settlements, and 1417 villages.

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