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Kilii︠a︡ (Ukraine)

LC control no.n 99264966
Geographic headingKilii︠a︡ (Ukraine)
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Variant(s)Kiliya (Ukraine)
Kilija (Ukraine)
Kilia (Ukraine)
Chilia (Ukraine)
Chilia-Nova (Ukraine)
See alsoChilia Veche (Romania)
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Found inS li︠u︡dʹmi i radi li︠u︡deĭ, 1998: text (Kilii︠a︡)
GeoNet 09-28-99: (Kiliya; ppl; 45°27ʹN 29°16ʹE)
Atlas avtomobilʹnykh shli︠a︡khiv Ukraïny, 1997, p. 93 (Kilii︠a︡)
Getty vocabulary program: (Kilija, Kiliya, Kilia, Chilia-Nova)
Jewish shtetl seeker: (Kilija, Kiliya, Chilia: a city 348.9 miles south of Kiev)
Encyc. of Ukraine: v. 2, p. 533 (Kiliia [Kilija]; a city and raion center in Odessa oblast situated on the left bank of the Kiliia Channel of the Danube Delta 40 km. from the Black Sea. It was first mentioned in the late 7th century BC as the Greek polis of Licostomo [no publs. in LC data base]. Kiliia was part of Kievan Rus' from the 10th century AD and part of the Galicia-Volhynia Principality from the early 13th century. Because of its strategic and commercial importance Kiliia was beseiged and reconquered many times. It was ruled by Hungary, Wallachia, and Moldavia before falling to Turkey (1484-1812). As a Turkish port Kiliia was plundered by Cossack forces several times. During the Russo-Turkish Wars it was conquered by Russian forces three times before it was formally ceded to the Russian Empire in 1812. After World War I Kiliia was ceded to Rumania. It was occupied by Soviet troops in 1940-1941 and since August 1944 it has remained a Soviet city)
Not found inCol. Lipp. gaz., 1962: (Kiliya, in Romanian, Chilia-Nouă, city of Ukrainian SSR on Kiliya arm of Danube R. delta which forms border with Romania; across the arm is the Romanian village of Chilia Veche, with ruins of 14th cent. Moldavian fortress); Predescu, L. Enc. Cugetarea, 1940: p. 189 (Chilia Veche, f. 334 B.C.; rebuilt in 14th cent. by Genoese); LC data base, 10-28-99: (hdg.: Chilia Veche (Romania))