Uzyn

Uzyn

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Uzyn
native_name = Узин
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map_caption = Uzyn is located within Kiev Oblast of Ukraine.
subdivision_type = Country
Oblast
Raion
subdivision_name =Ukraine
Kiev Oblast
Bilotserkivskyi Raion
established_title = First mentioned
established_date = 1590
established_title1 = City rights
established_date1 = August 25, 1971
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Uzyn ( _uk. Узин; _ru. Узин, translit.: "Uzin") is a city in Bilotserkivskyi Raion of Kiev Oblast (province) of northern Ukraine. The city's population is 12,588 (2006), and covers an area of convert|67|km2|sqmi|abbr=on.

The largest industrial organizations within Uzyn are a sugar collective combine, from which Ukraine gets 7 % of its sugar production, as well as a tinning factory. There is also a base of the Ukrainian Air Forces.

History

Uzyn was first mentioned in the year 1590 under the name "Uzenytsia", and later as "Tenberschyna". Since the end of the 18th century, the city carries its current name. From 1923 to 1930, the city served as the raion center of the Bilotserkivskyi Okrug. In 1956, Uzyn received the status of a urban-type settlement, and in 1971, the status of a city.

Demographics

The population of Uzyn is currently 12,588 (as of 2006):
* 1975 - 16,000 inhabitants
* 2004 - 12,759 inhabitants
* 2005 - 12,628 inhabitants
* 2006 - 12,588 inhabitants

Famous people from Uzyn

* Pavel Popovich (October 5, 1930), a Soviet cosmonaut of Ukrainian descent, arguably the first ethnic Ukrainian to fly in space.


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