Berdychiv is a historic town in the Zhytomyr Oblast in the North of Ukraine. It is located 44 km south of the oblast capital, Zhytomyr. The current estimated population is around 88,000. The town has a charming old center, but the greatest sight to see is the fantastic Carmelite monastery that is currently being restored.

In 1430, Grand Duke of Lithuania  granted the rights over the area to Kalinik, the procurator of  Zvenigorod. And there is a version that his servant named Berdich founded a  settlement there. However, the etymology of the name Berdychiv is not known.

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