Zhovti Vody overview
Zhovti Vody is a city located in Dnepropetrovsk region of Ukraine. It is one of the youngest cities in the country.
It stands on the Zheltaya (Yellow) River. The name means “yellow waters”.
Population - 47,300 (2014).
Area code - +380 5652; postal codes - 52200-52220.
Zhovti Vody history
The name of the city is closely related to the river Zheltaya (Yellow). In 1648, the insurgent army headed by Bohdan Khmelnitsky defeated the army of Poland here. It was the key moment in the struggle of the Ukrainians and the Poles.
The first settlement appeared on the banks of the Zheltaya River in the middle of the 17th century, and it was named Zheltoye.
By the end of the 18th century, the population of the village was about 200. Rich deposits of iron ore were discovered nearby at the end of the 19th century. Also, in 1950, deposits of uranium ore were discovered.
In 1957, the settlement Zholtaya Reka (“yellow river”) located near the river Zholtaya was renamed into the town Zhovti Vody (“yellow waters”).
The town was constructed not on the bank of the river but on a flat plateau as the lowland surface was favorable for the construction.
Zhovti Vody views
Zhovti Vody features
Zhovti Vody has such industrial plants as Vostochny mining concentrating mill (uranium ore mining and processing), Yuzhny radio plant and “Electron” plant (production of radio and electronic gadgets for military purposes).
There are construction plants and food industry plants, an artificial fur factory where Olympic Mishka (“bear”) was produced for Summer Olympic Games held in Moscow in 1980.
The city has the Ukrainian Scientific Research and Design Institute of Industrial Technology. The main purpose of this institution is general design and project support of nuclear fuel cycle objects, research and design of activities in the field of the problems related to radioactive waste from nuclear power stations.
The city has only one form of transport - car. Buses, minibuses and taxis are used as public transport. There is a bus station.
In the 1950s, Zhovti Vody had an airfield and two railway stations. Today, the airfield land is used for vegetable gardens, and the railway has exclusively industrial importance, it is not electrified.
Zhovti Vody is a very green city. Most of the city is literally located in the forest. In addition, it has two parks - the Park of Glory and the Children’s Park. The third park is laid in the new district of the city.