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Camenca is located in Transnistria
Coordinates: 48°01′N 28°43′E / 48.017°N 28.717°E / 48.017; 28.717
Country (de jure) Moldova
Country (de facto) Transnistria
 • Total8,871
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)

Camenca (Romanian: Camenca [ˈkameŋka], Moldovan Cyrillic: Каменка; Russian: Каменка, romanizedKamenka; Ukrainian: Кам'янка, romanizedKamyanka) is a town in Transnistria, a breakaway republic internationally recognized as part of Moldova. It is composed of the town itself and the village of Solnecinoe. Camenca is the seat of Camenca District.

The town is located at 48°1′N 28°43′E / 48.017°N 28.717°E / 48.017; 28.717 on the Dniester, in the north of Transnistria. In 1989, it had a population of 13,689. According to the 2004 Census in Transnistria, the town itself has 10,323 inhabitants, including 5,296 Moldovans, 3,476 Ukrainians, 1,305 Russians, 61 Belarusians, 42 Poles, 35 Bulgarians, 32 Gagauzes, 23 Germans, 10 Armenians, 8 Jews, 3 Gypsies and 32 others.

The mayor is Pyotr Mustya.[1]

Historical affiliations

Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (1609–1672)
Ottoman Empire (1672–1699)
Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (1699–1793)
 Russian Empire (1793–1917)
Russia Russian Republic (1917)
Soviet Russia (1917–1918)
Soviet Ukraine (1920–1924)
Moldavian ASSR (1924–1940)
Moldavian SSR (1940–1941)
Kingdom of Romania (1941–1944)
Moldavian SSR (1944–1991)
 Transnistria (de facto; 1991–present);  Moldova (de jure; 1991–present)

Notable people

  • Nicolae Coval (1904 in Camenca – 1970 in Chișinău) was a Moldavian SSR politician, prime minister of Moldavian SSR 1945 – 1946
  • Pyotr Vershigora (1905 in Severinovca - 1963) was a Soviet writer and one of the leaders of the Soviet partisan movement in Ukraine, Belarus and Poland.



  1. ^ (in English) State Administrations of Cities and Regions of the PMR

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