Kremenchuk, Poltava Oblast, Ukraine

🇺🇦 Kremenchuk (Кременчу́к) an important industrial city in central Ukraine, stands on the banks of the Dnipro River. The city serves as the administrative centre of the Kremenchuk Raion (district) in Poltava Oblast (province). Kremenchuk is administratively incorporated as a city of oblast significance administered by its own city council and does not form a part of the raion. Along with its city-satellites Svitlovodsk and Horishni Plavni, Kremenchuk functions as an important urban agglomeration and transportation hub.

Kremenchuk has importance as a large industrial centre in Ukraine and Eastern Europe - as the base of the KrAZ truck plant, the Kremenchuk Oil Refinery of Ukrtatnafta, the Kriukiv Railway Car Building Works, and the nearby (Svitlovodsk) Kremenchuk HES. Highway M22 crosses the Dnieper over the dam of the hydro-electric power-plant.

Originally established on the left bank, Kremenchuk eventually incorporated the city of Kryukiv on the right bank. The Kryukiv Railway Car Building Works is one of the oldest railway-repair and rail-car-building factories in Eastern Europe, dating from 1869.

Economy Kremenchuk is the economic centre of the Poltava Oblast and one of the leading industrial centres of Ukraine. It contributes about 7% (2005) of the national economy and accounts for more than 50% of the industrial output in the Poltava Oblast. The city is home to KrAZ, a truck-manufacturing company (one of the largest in Eastern Europe) as well as a major European oil refinery operated by Ukrtatnafta, the road-making machine works, Kremenchuk Automobile Assembly Plant, the Kryukivsky Car Manufacturing Plant, train railway rolling stock wagons, the wheel plant, the carbon black plant, the steel works and others. The light industries of the city include tobacco (JTI), confectionery (Roshen), a knitting factory as well as milk and meat processing plants.

Kremenchuk is one of the most important railway junctions in Central Ukraine (thanks to its geographical position and a bridge over the River Dnieper) and a major river port on the main river of Ukraine.

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Kremenchuk has a population of over 219,022 people. Kremenchuk also forms the centre of the wider Kremenchuk metropolitan area which has a population of over 225,200 people.

Twin Towns – Sister Cities Kremenchuk is twinned with: 🇧🇬 Svishtov, Bulgaria; 🇨🇳 Wenzhou, China; 🇵🇱 Bydgoszcz, Poland; 🇺🇦 Berdiansk, Ukraine; 🇺🇦 Bila Tserkva, Ukraine; 🇺🇦 Kolomyia, Ukraine; 🇨🇳 Jiayuguan, China.

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