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.

Latest News for: Zhytomyr


Russian Drones Hit Critical Infrastructure Facility In Zhytomyr Region

MENA FN 08 Apr 2024
(MENAFN - UkrinForm) In Zhytomyr region, Russian kamikaze drones attacked a critical infrastructure facility overnight Monday. That's according to the head of the Zhytomyr Regional State ... ....

Zhytomyr Region Builds Echelon Defense Near Border With Belarus

MENA FN 31 Mar 2024
(MENAFN - UkrinForm) In the Zhytomyr region, on the border with Belarus, the construction of additional elements of the deeply-veiled defense system continues, with builders continuing to dig ... ....

Shooting Occurs In Zhytomyr, One Injured

MENA FN 27 Mar 2024
(MENAFN - UkrinForm) A man was injured during a morning shooting in Zhytomyr. According to Ukrinform, this was reported on Facebook by the Main Department of the National Police in the Zhytomyr ... ....

Estonian Volunteers Hand Over Cars And All-Terrain Vehicles To Ukrainian Armed Forces Units In Zhytomyr Region

MENA FN 26 Mar 2024
(MENAFN - UkrinForm) Estonian volunteers handed over cars, all-terrain vehicles, and trailers to the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Ovruch, Zhytomyr region. The Ovruch City Council reported this on ... ....