Busha

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Busha
Буша
Busha (Busza) on Beauplan's map from 1648. South is up, north is down, the river is Dniester.
Busha (Busza) on Beauplan's map from 1648. South is up, north is down, the river is Dniester.
Coordinates: 48°20′24″N 28°7′12″E / 48.34000°N 28.12000°E / 48.34000; 28.12000Coordinates: 48°20′24″N 28°7′12″E / 48.34000°N 28.12000°E / 48.34000; 28.12000
Country Ukraine
Oblast Vinnytsia Oblast
Raion Yampilskyi Raion
Area
 • Total 2.87 km2 (1.11 sq mi)
Population (2001 Census)
 • Total 847
 • Density 295.12/km2 (764.4/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 24523
Area code(s) +380 4336

Busha (Ukrainian: Буша, Polish: Busza) is a village in Yampilskyi Raion, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine. It got the status of a city in the early 17th century. In 1629 there were 2.000 people living in this city.

History[edit]

Historical settlements in the area date back to several ancient civilizations, including Cucuteni-Trypillian culture, Scythia, Chernyakhov culture, and Old East Slavic cultures.

Busha is known in history because of the Peace of Busza that was signed in this village between the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Ottoman Empire on September 23, 1617. During the mid-17th century, the city, situated in Bracław Voivodeship of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, was also the site of several battles between Poles and Ukrainian Cossacks.

After the destruction of the fortress in November 1654 the city soon lost its status and was degraded to village. The village has several historical monuments such as the ruins of a 15th-16th-century fortress and a town hall.

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