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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Jewish soldier from Zhytomyr killed in Ukraine war

Virtual Jerusalem 20 Jun 2024
“Buligin regularly came to pray at our synagogue and was always proud of his Judaism.”| �Read More��JPost.com – Homepage .......

Estonia To Provide EUR 56M To Implement Projects In Zhytomyr Region

MENA FN 19 Jun 2024
(MENAFN - UkrinForm) In 2024-2027, Estonia will provide another EUR 56 million to implement projects in the Zhytomyr region. Annely Kolk, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the ... ....

Zhytomyr Region Increased Acreage For Corn, Sunflower And Soybeans

MENA FN 15 Jun 2024
(MENAFN - UkrinForm) In 2024, farmers in the Zhytomyr region increased the sown area under spring grains and legumes by 9.6 thousand hectares. The Zhytomyr Regional State Administration ... ....