Kamianets-Podilskyi

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Kamyanets-Podilsky (, translit. Kam’ianets’-Podil’s’kyi or Kamyanets-Podilsky) or Kamenets-Podolsky () (see Nomenclature section below for more names) is a city located on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. Formerly the administrative center of the Khmelnytskyi Oblast (, translit. Khmelnyts’ka oblast’), the city is now the administrative center of the Kamianets-Podilskyi Raion (district) within the Khmelnytsky Oblast (province), after the administrative center of the oblast was moved from the city of Kamyanets-Podilsky to the city of Khmelnytskyi in 1941. The city itself is also designated as a separate raion within the oblast.

The current estimated population is around 103,036 (2011).

Nomenclature

The first part of the city's dual name originates from kamin’ () or kamen, meaning "stone" in the Old East Slavic language. The second part of the name relates to the historic region of Podillia () of which Kamianets-Podilskyi is considered to be the historic capital.

Equivalents of the name in other languages are ; ; ; ; ; Yiddish: קאָמענעץ (Komenets)

Geography

Kamyanets-Podilsky is located in the southern portion of the Khmelnytskyi Oblast, located in the western Ukrainian region of Podillia. The Smotrych River, a tributary of the Dniester, flows through the city. The total area of the city comprises . The city is located about from the oblast's...
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