Reni, Ukraine

City of district significance

Coat of arms
Coordinates: UA 45°27′27″N 28°16′16″E / 45.45750°N 28.27111°E / 45.45750; 28.27111Coordinates: UA 45°27′27″N 28°16′16″E / 45.45750°N 28.27111°E / 45.45750; 28.27111
Country  Ukraine
Region Odessa Oblast
District Reni Raion
  City Head Serhiy Kolevych
  Total 393 km2 (152 sq mi)
Population (2015)
  Total 19,109
  Density 49,6/km2 (1,280/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 68800—809
Area code +380 4840

Reni (Ukrainian: Рені; Romanian: Reni; Russian: Рени) is a small town in Odessa Oblast (province) of western Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Reni Raion (district), and is located in the Bessarabian historic district of Budjak. Reni lies on the left bank of the Danube. The settlement was founded around 1548, acquiring city status in 1821. Population: 19,109(2015 est.)[1]

The town has a population of 20 481. 70,54% of them are ethnic Russians, Roumanians - 13,36%, Ukrainians - 12,5%, Gagauz - 1,52%, Bulgarians - 1,35%, other - 0,13%.

The surrounding Reni Raion includes some 38,000 people (including those in the town), 49% of them ethnic Romanians, 18% Ukrainians, 15% Russians, 8.5% Bulgarians and 8% Gagauz.[2]

A railway linking Moldova and Romania passes through Reni, since the city was a part of Romania prior to 1947, when it was claimed by the Soviet Union. There are six schools, one filial branch of the Dnipropetrovsk National University, and three Russian Orthodox church buildings. It is also home to the 'Light of the World' church, which has been working to help the local community for the past 19 years. [3]



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