Zolotonosha is a city located in the Cherkasy Oblast (province) in central Ukraine. The city serves as the administrative center of the Zolotonosha Raion (district), however the city itself is designated with the status of a separate district within the oblast. Zolotonosha is located on the Zolotonoshka River, a tributary of the Dnipro river within 30 km (19 mi) of the oblast's administrative center, Cherkasy. The city is also located on the railroad line Bakhmach-Odessa, and on the autoroad Kiev-Kremenchuk and Cherkasy-Shramivka.
Zolotonosha was first mentioned in written works around the year 1576. In 1635 Zolotonosha was granted the Magdeburg rights. Following the Ukrainian War of Independence, Zolotonosha became part of Ukrainian SSR, a republic of the Soviet Union. When the Soviet Union fell apart in 1991, the city became part of Ukraine.