Kobeliaky [Кобеляки; Kobeljaky]. Map: IV-15. Town (2011 pop 10,379) and raion center in Poltava oblast, situated on the Vorskla River, in the Dnieper Lowland. Known since the early 17th century, from 1648 to 1764 it was a Cossack company town in the Poltava regiment, and from 1802 to 1917 a county town in Poltava gubernia. It has a clothing factory, a large sugar refinery, a brickyard, and food-processing and light industries.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 2 (1988).]