Reni ( ; ; ) is a small
town in the Odessa Oblast (province) of western
Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Reniysky Raion (district), and is located in the Bessarabian historic district of Budjak.
The settlement was founded around
1548, acquiring city status in 1821.
The current estimated population is around 20,000. The surrounding
Reniysky Raion includes some 41,000 people, 49% of them ethnic
, 18% Ukrainians
, 15% Russians
and 8% Gagauz
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
, and three churches.
- 2001 All Ukrainian population census results for