Khmelnytskyi is the administrative center of the Khmelnytskyi Oblast (province) in western Ukraine. The city lies in the historic Podolia region on the banks of the Southern Buh River. The town's original name was Płoskirów, later Proskurov, but in 1954 was renamed Khmelnytskyi. The alternative transliterations of the name include Khmel’nyts’kyỹ, Khmel’nyts’kyy, Khmelnitsky, and Khmelnitskiy. The city is served by Khmelnytskyi Ruzhychna Airport. As of 2009, the city's population is 290,100.
The football team FC Dynamo Khmelnytskyi is based in Khmelnytskyi. The city was founded in 1431 as Ploskyriv or Ploskyrivtsi and later came to be called Proskuriv (Проскурів), but in 1954 was renamed Khmelnytskyi on the 300th anniversary of a treaty negotiated by Bohdan Khmelnytsky.