Synelnykove Territorial Community
The town of Synelnykove is located in the central part of the Dnipropetrovsk Region, 51 km southeast of the city of Dnipro.
The town of Synelnykove is a large railway hub located at the intersection of two railway lines: Donbas – Kryvorizhia and Kharkiv – Simferopol.
The total area of the community is 2,350.7958 hectares.
Number of settlements: 1.
The population of the community is 29,632 residents.
68% of residents are of working age (17.8 thousand people). 53% are women, 47% are men.
Over the eleven months of the war, 1,951 people from the Southern and Eastern regions of Ukraine moved to the community.
The town of Synelnykove was founded in the early 19th century as a settlement of the Pavlohrad District of the Katerynoslav Province on the land donated by the tsarist government to General Synelnykov.
In 1868-1969, a railway station was built, which was named after the owner of the land – Synelnykove.
In 1921, Synelnykove became a town and a centre of the Synelnykove District of the Katerynoslav Province, and in 1923 – the centre of the Synelnykove District.
Synelnykove received a town status in 1938.
In 1979, Synelnykove became a town of regional subordination.
The town has 13 landmarks of cultural heritage, the Industrial Museum of Combat and Labour Glory of the Synelnykove Passenger Car Depot, and the Local History Museum.
Economy and Wellbeing
Today, the town’s infrastructure includes railway transport enterprises, a motor transport enterprise, household, municipal, energy and industrial enterprises, a developed trade network and the services sector.
A whole network of vodka, cognac and wine industry enterprises operates in the town; snacks are made; pulp and paper production is developing; construction and fire-resistant materials, foam and polyurethane products are manufactured.
Synelnykove is a major transport hub. Railway enterprises and facilities operate in the town.
At the primary level, medical services in the community are provided by three outpatient centres of general practice of family medicine. At the secondary level, there is the Synelnykove Central Municipal Hospital with a capacity of 245 beds. The hospital also provides services to the residents of the neighbouring communities.
The educational sector is actively developing in the Synelnykove Territorial Community, on which almost the largest part of the budget is spent.
The community has:
- 7 educational institutions attended by 3,849 pupils and students;
- 10 kindergartens attended by 968 children.
- Synelnykove Vocational Lyceum trains qualified workers such as: electric gas welder, electric welder using automatic and semi-automatic machines; electrician for repair and maintenance of electrical equipment; rolling stock repair fitter, inspector-repairer of railway cars; cook – confectioner, 40% of students from other communities
- Synelnykove School of Arts, 235 students, 5 departments: piano, orchestral instruments, folk instruments, vocal, music-theoretical and 2 classes of choreography and visual arts.
- Children’s and Youth Art Centre attended by more than 500 children aged 5 to 18, 32 groups according to the areas of work. Its work priorities include the efficient performance of pupils, and this implies participation in contests, exhibitions, festivals at the regional, national and international levels.
- Synelnykove Municipal Children’s Library, the library stock is 20,866 items.
- Synelnykove Children’s and Youth Sports School, there are 4 departments: athletics, football, judo and boxing. 12 coaches work at the school; more than 500 children attend the school.
Community and War
The large-scale russian aggression on 24 February 2022 radically changed life in the community. People and the town leadership had to deal with problems there and then, relying on those who were nearby.
The community received and accommodated people who were internally displaced from war zones, united people around survival centres, provided shelter and assistance.
In the lyceums of the town, the simplest shelters have been repaired and equipped, points of invincibility have been created and equipped with generators and stoves, and lighting has been installed in the shelters of multi-apartment residential buildings. Works are being carried out in the town to arrange wells for use as a backup technical water supply source.
Funds are regularly raised for the purchase of necessary equipment and machinery for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, humanitarian aid is collected for internally displaced persons.
Volunteers and charities are engaged by the community to help the community residents and internally displaced persons.
People of the Community
Dmytro Zrazhevskyi has been the head of the community since 2010. Despite the difficulties at different times, Synelnykove is becoming more and more pleasant and comfortable every year: streets and houses, park areas are changing for the better; educational and medical institutions are upgrading; new shops, children’s playgrounds are emerging; housing, an outdoor lighting network is being developed; roads and sidewalks are being repaired.
The community’s priorities include creating the conditions for the dynamic, balanced economic growth and improvement of the town development management mechanisms based on efficiency, openness and transparency; boosting investment and innovative activities, ensuring the proper functioning of engineering, transport and municipal infrastructure; complying with environmental standards and, as a result, increasing the level of the town’s competitiveness, availability of a wide range of social services, and improving the population’s well-being and proper living conditions.