Stepan

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Stepan
Степань
Urban-type settlement
Flag of Stepan
Flag
Coat of arms of Stepan
Coat of arms
Stepan is located in Ukraine
Stepan
Stepan
Location of Stepan in Ukraine
Coordinates: 51°07′42″N 26°18′15″E / 51.12833°N 26.30417°E / 51.12833; 26.30417Coordinates: 51°07′42″N 26°18′15″E / 51.12833°N 26.30417°E / 51.12833; 26.30417
Country  Ukraine
Province  Rivne Oblast
District Flag of Sarnenskyj.jpg Sarny Raion
Founded 1861
Town status 1980
Government
 • Town Head Volodymyr Sydorchuk
Area
 • Total 3.33 km2 (1.29 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 164 m (538 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 4,073
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 34560
Area code +380 3655
Website http://rada.gov.ua/

Stepan (Ukrainian: Степань; Polish: Stepań; Hebrew: סטפאן‎) is an urban-type settlement in the Sarny Raion (district) of Rivne Oblast (province) in western Ukraine. Its population is 4,073 as of the 2001 Ukrainian Census.[2] The settlement is located in the historic Volhynia region of Ukraine, on the left bank of the Horyn, a tributary of the Prypiat.[3]

The first written mention of Stepan dates back to 1290.[2] In 1900, the Jewish population of Stepan totaled 1,854.[4] During the World War II occupation of Ukraine, the Nazi German occupying forces established a Jewish ghetto, where nearly 3000 Jews were killed.[3] In 1960, Stepan acquired the status of an urban-type settlement.[2]

People from Stepan[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Klesiv, the other urban-type settlement in Sarny Raion of Rivne Oblast

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stepan (Rivne Oblast, Sarny Raion)". weather.in.ua. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Stepan, Rivne Oblast, Sarny Raion". Regions of Ukraine and their Structure (in Ukrainian). Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Stepan". Castles and Churches of Ukraine (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Stepan, Ukraine". JewishGen. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Stanisław Gabriel Worcell (1799-1857)". Kalendarz Historyczny (in Polish). Retrieved 9 February 2012. 

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