a city (since 1923) under oblast jurisdiction and administrative center of Shepetovka Raion, Khmel’nitskii Oblast, Ukrainian SSR. Railroad junction with lines to Zdolbunov, Ternopol’, Khmel’nitskii, Berdichev, and Korosten’. Population, 42,000 (1974). Shepetovka has combines for the manufacture of sugar, meat products, wood products, and packaging materials, a butter factory, and plants producing soft drinks, tractor bushings, metal articles, and asphalt concrete. It also has enterprises of light industry and railroad transportation.
An agricultural bookkeeping technicum and a branch of the Kiev Industrial Technicum are located in Shepetovka. The literary memorial museum of N. A. Ostrovskii, who was a member of the Shepetovka district committee of the Komsomol in 1924, is also in the city.