12 Facts About Chernobyl


Chernobyl or Chornobyl is a partially abandoned city in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, situated in the Vyshhorod Raion of northern Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine.

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Chernobyl is about 90 kilometres north of Kyiv, and 160 kilometres southwest of the Belarusian city of Gomel.

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Chernobyl was chosen as the site of Ukraine's first nuclear power plant in 1972, located 15 kilometres north of the city, which opened in 1977.

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Chernobyl was evacuated on 5 May 1986, nine days after a catastrophic nuclear disaster at the plant, which was the largest nuclear disaster in history.

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The first known mention of the settlement as Chernobyl is from an 1193 charter, which describes it as a hunting lodge of Knyaz Rurik Rostislavich.

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The Chernobyl castle was rebuilt in the first quarter of the 16th century being located nearby the settlement in a hard to reach area.

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Near Chernobyl has been excavated bog iron, out of which was produced iron.

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Until the end of the 19th century, Chernobyl was a privately owned city that belonged to the Chodkiewicz family.

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Between 1929 and 1933, Chernobyl suffered from killings during Stalin's collectivization campaign.

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The Polish and German community of Chernobyl was deported to Kazakhstan in 1936, during the Frontier Clearances.

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Chernobyl currently contains offices for the State Agency of Ukraine on the Exclusion Zone Management and accommodations for visitors.

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Chernobyl has a humid continental climate with very warm, wet summers with cool nights and long, cold, and snowy winters.

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