Kropyvnytskyi

Kropyvnytskyi

Kropyvnytskyi (Ukrainian: Кропивницький, .mw-parser-output .IPA-label-small{font-size:85%}.mw-parser-output .references .IPA-label-small,.mw-parser-output .infobox .IPA-label-small,.mw-parser-output .navbox .IPA-label-small{font-size:100%}IPA: [kropɪu̯ˈnɪtsʲkɪj] ⓘ) is a city in central Ukraine, situated on the Inhul River. It is the administrative center of Kirovohrad Oblast. Population: 219,676 (2022 estimate).[2] Over its history, Kropyvnytskyi has changed its name several times. The settlement was known as Yelysavethrad (Єлисаветград, IPA: [jɛlʲɪsɑvʲɛtˈɦrɑd]) after Empress Elizabeth of Russia from 1752 to 1924, or simply Elysavet.[3] In 1924, as part of the Soviet Union, it became known as Zinovievsk (Зінов'євськ, IPA: [zʲinɔu̯ˈjɛu̯sʲk]) in honour of the revolutionary Grigory Zinoviev, who was born there. Following the assassination of Sergei Kirov in 1934, the town was renamed Kirovo (Кірово, IPA: [ˈkʲirɔwɔ]) in his honour.