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Dzhankoy

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Republic  Crimea
Postal code  96100 — 96114
Area  26 km²
Population  38,622 (2014)
Time zone  MSK (UTC+3)
Area code(s)  +7-36564
Elevation  20 m
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Country  Disputed:  Ukraine (de jure)  Russia (de facto)
Region  Dzhankoy city municipality
Weather  5°C, Wind NE at 16 km/h, 90% Humidity

Dzhankoy, Jankoy (Ukrainian and Russian: Джанкóй, Crimean Tatar: Canköy) is a town of regional significance in the north of the Crimea. It also serves as administrative center of Dzhankoy Raion although it is not a part of the raion (district). Population: 38,622 (2014 Census).

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Map of Dzhankoi

The name Dzhankoy is often translated into English from Crimean Tatar as "spirit-village" (can — spirit, köy — village) -Canköy. But real meaning of this name is "new village": canköy < cañı köy (cañı is "new" in the northern dialect of Crimean Tatar).

In the city there are many types of industrial factories, some of which are: automobile, reinforced concrete, fabric, meat, and others. Dzhankoy also contains professional technical schools.

Geography

Dzhankoy serves as the administrative center of the Dzhankoy Raion. It is located about 93 kilometres (58 mi) from the Crimean capital, Simferopol. Two railroad lines, Solionoye ozero-Sevastopol and Armyansk-Kerch, cross Dzhankoy. In 1926, Dzhankoy was granted city status.

Transport

Dzhankoy is a transportation hub. Through the city pass two major railways of the peninsula as well as two major European highways. It has two railroad terminals - the central one, where only passenger and fast trains stop and the suburban one - where only suburban trains, known as elektrichki are allowed.

Climate

Dzhankoy's climate is mostly hot in the summer, and mild in the winter. The average temperature ranges from −2 °C (28 °F) in January, to 23 °C (73 °F) in July. The average precipitation is 420 millimetres (17 in) per year.

In popular culture

Dzhankoy is the subject of a popular Yiddish song "Hey! Zhankoye," as popularized by Pete Seeger, and by Theodore Bikel, a Soviet-era song praising the life of Jews on collective farms in Crimea.

References

Dzhankoy Wikipedia


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