Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city in the Khmelnitsky region of Ukraine, which is the administrative center of the Kamyanets-Podilskyi district and the Kamyanets-Podilskyi urban community.
Webcam overlooking Trinity Square, Church of the Holy Trinity
Historically, it played a key role in the administrative-territorial structure of Western Podolia, from 1434 to 1941 (with some interruptions) – it was the center of a voivodeship, vicegerency, province, district and region. The city is important as an economic, educational, cultural and tourist center, and also represents one of the most ancient cities in modern Ukraine.
From the beginning of the 11th century, the city was known as Kamenets, which is associated with the rocky nature of the local area. In later sources and chronicles, a new, double name appeared – Kamenetz-Podolsk, to emphasize belonging to the second part of Podolia – the location of the city. This was necessary to distinguish Kamenets from other cities with the same name, including Kamenetz-Litovsky. In the late XIX – early XX centuries the city was named “Kamenets-Podolsk“.