Dzhankoy

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Dzhankoy
Джанкой
Canköy
City
Skyline of Dzhankoy
Coat of arms of Dzhankoy
Coat of arms
Dzhankoy is located in Crimea
Dzhankoy
Dzhankoy
Location of Dzhankoy within Crimea
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Country Disputed:
Republic Crimea
Region Dzhankoy city municipality
Area
 • Total 26 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 38,622
 • Density 1,648.5/km2 (4,270/sq mi)
Time zone MSK (UTC+3)
Postal code 96100 — 96114
Area code(s) +380-6564
Website dzhankoy.rk.gov.ru

Dzhankoy, Jankoy[1] (Ukrainian and Russian: Джанкóй, Crimean Tatar: Canköy) is a town of regional significance in the north of the Republic of Crimea. It also serves as administrative center of Dzhankoy Raion although it is not a part of the raion (district). Population: 38,622 (2014 Census).[2]

The name Dzhankoy is often translated into English from Crimean Tatar as "spirit-village" (can — spirit, köy — village) -Canköy. But real meaning of this name is "new village": canköy < cañı köy (cañı is "new" in the northern dialect of Crimean Tatar).

In the city there are many types of industrial factories, some of which are: automobile, reinforced concrete, fabric, meat, and others. Dzhankoy also contains professional technical schools.

Geography

Dzhankoy serves as the administrative center of the Dzhankoy Raion. It is located about 93 kilometres (58 mi) from the Crimean capital, Simferopol. Two railroad lines, Solionoye ozero-Sevastopol and Armyansk-Kerch, cross Dzhankoy. In 1926, Dzhankoy was granted city status.

Transport

Dzhankoy is a transportation hub. Through the city pass two major railways of the peninsula as well as two major European highways. It has two railroad terminals - the central one, where only passenger and fast trains stop and the suburban one - where only suburban trains, known as elektrichki are allowed.

Demographics

Year #Inhabitants
1805 173
1926 8,310
1939 19,576
1970 43,000
1989 53,464
2001 42,861

Climate

Dzhankoy's climate is mostly hot in the summer, and mild in the winter. The average temperature ranges from −2 °C (28 °F) in January, to 23 °C (73 °F) in July. The average precipitation is 420 millimetres (17 in) per year.

In popular culture

Dzhankoy is the subject of a popular Yiddish song "Hey! Zhankoye," as popularized by Pete Seeger, and by Theodore Bikel, a Soviet-era song praising the life of Jews on collective farms in the Crimea.[3][4][5]

Other

Related to the Crimean crisis 2014, there were located the 1st mechanised battalion Vostok [East] of the 18th Evpatorian red flag guards motorised rifle brigade (18-я гвардейская Евпаторийская Краснознаменная мотострелковая бригада). The brigade is usually located much farther east in Kalinovskaya (Калиновская) of the Naursky district, Chechnya.[6]

Gallery

References

  1. 6 KILOGRAMMES OF MERCURY FOUND OUT IN THE CENTRE OF JANKOY IN CRIMEA
  2. Russian Federal State Statistics Service (2014). "Таблица 1.3. Численность населения Крымского федерального округа, городских округов, муниципальных районов, городских и сельских поселений". Федеральное статистическое наблюдение «Перепись населения в Крымском федеральном округе». ("Population Census in Crimean Federal District" Federal Statistical Examination) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved January 4, 2016. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: ref=harv (link) CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Kann, Kenneth L. (1993). Comrades and Chicken Ranchers. Cornell University Press. pp. 87–88.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Silverman, Jerry (2010). Songs of the Jewish People. Mel Bay Publications. pp. 54–55.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Video Archives: Yosl Kogan, Bershad Ghetto". AHEYM: Archives of Historical and Ethnographic Yiddish Memories. Indiana University (Bloomington), College of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 27 February 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "В Джанкое находятся войска Чеченской Республики". IPC-Джанкой (Information Press-Center Dzhankoy). 5 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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