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.
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.
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.
Private Tour Guide in Chortkiv (Chortkov)