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Obukhiv (Ukrainian: Обухів) is a city in Kyiv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. Population: 33,419 (2020 est.)[1]. In 2001, population was 32,776.

Administratively, it is incorporated as a town of oblast significance. Obukhiv is also an administrative center of the Obukhiv Raion, though it does not belong to the region. Two other nearby villages, Lendy and Tatsenky, are subordinated to Obukhiv Municipality. The city has a Holodomor memorial and in 2009 the municipal administration took down the Lenin monument which was repeatedly vandalized. It is 178 km south - southeast of Chernobyl.

Obukhiv has a dry sub-humid (0.5 - 0.65 p/pet) climate. The land area is not cultivated, most of the natural vegetation is still intact. The landscape is mostly covered with mosaic vegetation/croplands. The climate is classified as a humid continental (humid with severe winter, no dry season with a cool temperate moist forest bio-zone . The soil in the area is high in chernozems, phaeozems, greyzems (ch), dark colored, deep soils in organic matter, calcareous lower in profile, also typical of grass steppe/prairie.

July is warmest with an average temperature of 24.8 °C at noon. January is coldest with an average temperature of -8.3 °C at night. Obukhiv has distinct cold and warm seasons, like cold winters and warm summers. The temperatures at night are cooler than during daytime.[2]

Winter has prolonged freezing periods, with the coldest month most often being December. July is on average the month with most sunshine. Rainfall and other precipitation has no distinct peak month.[2]

Oleksandr Levchenko was elected mayor in March 2012 (with 38.6% of the total vote); thanks to a low voter turnout of 43% with only 4,500.[4] Since the 2010 local elections Levchenko's Party of Regions also holds most seats in the 46 seats city council (18 with 39,1%), followed by UDAR of Vitaliy Klychko (11 with 23,9%).[4][5]

Old mill at the Holodomor monument in Obukhiv, Ukraine.

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