Zhytomyr (Ukrainian: Жито́мир pronounced [ʒɪˈtɔmɪr], Russian: Жито́мир, Polish: Żytomierz, Yiddish: זשיטאָמיר) is a city in the north of the western half of Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Zhytomyr Oblast (province), as well as the administrative center of the surrounding Zhytomyr Raion (district). The city of Zhytomyr is not a part of Zhytomyr Raion: the city itself is designated as its own separate raion within the oblast; moreover Zhytomyr consists of two so-called "raions in a city": Bohunskyi Raion and Koroliovskyi Raion (named in honour of Sergey Korolyov). Zhytomyr occupies an area of 65 km2 (25 sq mi). Its population is 271,303(2013 est.).

Zhytomyr is a major transportation hub. The city lies on a historic route linking the city of Kiev with the west through Brest. Today it links Warsaw with Kiev, Minsk with Izmail, and several major cities of Ukraine. Zhytomyr was also the location of Ozerne airbase, a key Cold War strategic aircraft base located 11 km (6.8 mi) southeast of the city.

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United Nations Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement Consultations with IDPs and Host Communities in Lviv, Sumy, Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr, and Poltava oblasts of Ukraine

Reliefweb 22 Mar 2021
... consultations with internally displaced persons (IDPs), host communities’ members, and key informants working with IDPs in five locations of Ukraine (Lviv, Sumy, Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr, and Poltava) to inform the High-Level Panel on the situation of IDPs in the country....

Wildfires Burning In Ukraine's Western Zhytomyr Region

Radio Free Europe 20 Apr 2020
Drone video shot on April 18 shows wildfires burning in Ukraine's Zhytomyr ......

Tomorrow, Open Door Day Will Be Held at the Zhytomyr Military Institute Named after Serhii Koroliov

Public Technologies 20 Sep 2019
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