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Downtown Zmijiv
Downtown Zmijiv
Coat of arms of Zmiiv
Coat of arms
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Country  Ukraine
Oblast Kharkiv Oblast
Raion Zmiiv Raion
Founded 1640
City rights 1797
 • Total 55.77 km2 (21.53 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 17,063
 • Density 306/km2 (790/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 63409
Licence plate AX, KX, ХА (old), 21 (old)

Zmiiv (Ukrainian: Зміїв, Russian: Змиёв) is a city in Kharkiv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. The population as of 2001 was 17,063. Zmiiv is the administrative center of Zmiivskyi Raion. Between 1976 and 1990, the city was renamed after Klement Gottwald, a Czechoslovak politician, to Gotwald (Ukrainian: Готвальд).


Zmiiv is situated on the right bank of the Seversky Donets River at the confluence of the right-hand tributary of the Mzha river.


A machine-building plant is the largest company in town. Zmiiv also has a paper mill, dairy plant, food-processing plant, packaging works, construction materials plant, publishing company, and some repair shops.


Zmiiv is served by the Zmiiv station on the Southern Railway. The station was opened in 1910. It is served by the commuter rail (also known as elektrichki) connecting Kharkiv, Merefa, and Izium with intermediate stops.

Zmiiv has a bus station, which serves as a terminus for local bus routes. Zmiiv has also a regular bus connection with Kharkiv.


Zmiiv has one soccer club playing in the Kharkiv Oblast Premier League, "Mayak".

Points of interest

  • Ionospheric Observatory, subsidiary of Kharkiv Polytechnical Institute (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) [1] [2]


Notable residents

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