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Chortkiv

Chortkiv

Chortkiv is a city in the Ternopil oblast – in western Ukraine. The town is the administrative center of the Chortkiv District. Population is about 27 000. Chortkiv is located on the Seret River, this is in the northern part of Galician Podilia and is situated in the historic region of Galicia.

Chortkiv

The first historical mention of Chortkiv town dates to 1522. That time Polish king Sigismund I the Old granted ownership order for Jerzy Czortkowski over this town and allowed him to name it Czortków after himself.
Chortkiv

After First Partition of Poland Chortkiv came under Austrian rule (1772–1918) and was the center of the Chortkiv District. Later it became a county center.
Chortkiv

The town was occupied by the Soviet Union from September 17, 1939, until June 1941. Its Polish inhabitants, particularly students of the local high school, organized in early 1940 a failed uprising, which was the first Polish uprising during World War II.
Chortkiv

After the defeat of the Nazis by the Red Army in 1944 it returned to Soviet control until in 1991 it became part of independent Ukraine.
Chortkiv

Chortkiv was the home of many Hasidic Jews. It was a notable shtetl and had a significant number of Jews residing there prior to the Holocaust.
Chortkiv

Today Chortkiv has some industry: food-processing, garment making, and railway maintenance.
Chortkiv

Chortkiv

Among Chortkiv architectural monuments are a fortress built in the 16th and 17th centuries and wooden churches of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Chortkiv

Private Tour Guide in Chortkiv (Chortkov)

Chortkiv

Chortkiv

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    1 Comment

    1. svitlana zhuk

      March 9, 2014 at 00:17

      It’s a pleasure to have found such nicely worded data and photos about my home town.Thanks to those who compiled the material.People need to know about the world beyond the borders.

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