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the Down Town of the city
the Down Town of the city
Flag of Bilyayivka
Coat of arms of Bilyayivka
Coat of arms
Bilyayivka is located in Ukraine
Location in Ukraine
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Country  Ukraine
Oblast  Odessa Oblast
Raion 23x15px Bilyayivka Raion
 • Total 14.554 km2 (5.619 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2011)[2]
 • Total 12,213
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 67600—604
Area code(s) +380-4852

Bilyayivka (Ukrainian: Біляївка, Russian: Беляевка) is a city in Odessa Oblast, Ukraine. The population, as of 2011, is 12,213. The administrative center of Bilyayivka Raion. The city is located in the Dniester Delta, on the left bank of the Turunchuk River. The Lake Safyany is located near by the city.


Antin Holovaty – the founder of the city

The populated place (village at that time) was founded by the Ukrainian Cossacks after the elimination of the Zaporizhian Sich. The village called Holovkivka was first mentioned at 1792. The settlers from the Poltava region were moved here in 1794. The first name of the settlement is originated from the name of famous Ukrainian Cossack leader, cossack general judge Antin Holovaty. There are several versions of the name origin, but all the versions are connected with the name of Antin Holovaty.

The village started to be a volost administrative center in the Odessa county in 1886. It had 2917 people population with 250 farm yards. There were two Orthodox churches, schools, 6 shops, markets.[3] The river crossing through the Turunchuk River was here.

The settlement got the status of town on 2 January 1957, but since 1975 it get the status of city.[4]

Except the Ukrainians, the city of Bilyayivka has a significant number of Germans, Bulgarians, Greeks and Gypsy population.



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  2. Державний комітет статистики України. Чисельність наявного населення України на 1 січня 2011 року, Київ-2011 (doc)
  3. Волости и важнѣйшія селенія Европейской Россіи. По данным обслѣдованія, произведеннаго статистическими учрежденіями Министерства Внутренних Дѣл, по порученію Статистическаго Совѣта. Изданіе Центральнаго Статистическаго Комитета. Выпуск VIII. Губерніи Новороссійской группы. СанктПетербургъ. 1886. – VI + 157 с.
  4. Історія міст і сіл УРСР. Одеська область. – 1969, Харків, ст. 324–335.

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