Lubny Regiment

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Lubny Regiment
Лубенський полк
Flag of the Senchenksyi Sotnia of the Lubny Regiment.jpg
Flag of the Senchenksyi Sotnia of the Lubny Regiment.
Active 1649 - 1781
Country Cossack Hetmanate
Type Cossack Regiment
Size 13 sotnias (1658)
23 (18th century)
Garrison/HQ Lubny, Ukraine

The Lubny Regiment (Ukrainian: Лубенський полк, translit. Lubens’kyi polk, Russian: Лубенский полк) was one of ten territorial-administrative subdivisions of the Cossack Hetmanate. The regiment's capital was the city of Lubny, now in Poltava Oblast of central Ukraine. Other major cities of the regiment were Pyriatyn, Hlynsk and Romny.

The Lubny Regiment was founded in 1649, and was combined with the Myrhorod Regiment in 1658. During combination, 7 sotnias from the Myrhorod Regiment, 4 from the Kropyvniansky Regiment, and 2 from the Poltava Regiment were added into the Lubny Regiment. After reformation, the regiment consisted of a total of 13 sotnias, and later on in the 18th century — of 23 sotnias.

According to documents of 1723, the regiment consisted of 2,687 land cossacks, and 3,968 horseback cossacks. In 1781, the regiment was officially abolished, and its territory was reformed into the Kiev and Chernihiv Namestniks.

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This article incorporates information from the revision as of April 13, 2007 of the equivalent article on the Ukrainian Wikipedia.