|• Mayor||Serhiy Olehovych Odarych|
|• Total||78 km2 (30 sq mi)|
|Elevation||94 m (308 ft)|
|• Total||285 526|
|Area code(s)||+380 472|
|Sister cities||Bydgoszcz, Santa Rosa|
Cherkasy (Ukrainian: Черкаси, transliterated: Čerkasy) is a city in central Ukraine. It is the capital of the Cherkasy Oblast (province), as well as the administrative center of the surrounding Cherkasky Raion (district) within the oblast.
The city is cultural, educational and industrial center of Cherkasy Oblast and Central Economical Region of Ukraine. Cherkasy is famous since 13th century and played a great role in history of Ukraine. Cherkasy was the center of Cossacks, citizens took part in Khmelnychchyna and Koliyivschyna (cossacks and peasants rebellions).
The city is on the right bank of Dnieper River (specifically at the Kremenchuk Reservoir), about 200 km (124 mi) south of the nation's capital, Kyiv. The city is divided into 2 parts (raions) - Sosnivskiy (with Orshanets village) and Pridniprovskiy. The current population of Cherkasy is 285,526 (as of 2010).
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