Okhtyrka is a small city in Sumy Oblast in Ukraine. Okhtyrka serves since 1975 as the administrative center of Okhtyrka Raion. It is administratively incorporated as a city of oblast significance and does not belong to the raion. Population: 47,216
Okhtyrka is a town of Hussar and Cossack Fame. It was also once a regional seat of Sloboda Ukraine and the Ukrainian SSR. Since the discovery of oil and gas in 1961 Okhtyrka has become an "oil capital of Ukraine". It is home to Okhtyrka air base, historical and religious places of interest. Population 50,400, 25,965, 17,411.
The villages of Velyke Osero, Saluschany, Prystan and Kosyatyn belong to the Okhtyrka city administration which is designated into a separate subdivision of the Sumy Oblast.
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