Zolochiv

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This article is about town of Zolochiv in the Lviv Oblast of Ukraine. For the same-named town in the Kharkiv Oblast of that country, see Zolochiv, Kharkiv Oblast.
Zolochiv
Золочів
Town
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Coat of arms
Zolochiv is located in Ukraine
Zolochiv
Zolochiv
Coordinates: 49°48′26.97″N 24°54′11.02″E / 49.8074917°N 24.9030611°E / 49.8074917; 24.9030611Coordinates: 49°48′26.97″N 24°54′11.02″E / 49.8074917°N 24.9030611°E / 49.8074917; 24.9030611
Country Ukraine
Region Lviv Oblast
District Zolochiv Raion
Founded 1442
Area
 • Total 11,64 km2 (449 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 25,000
 • Density 21/km2 (56/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+02:00)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+03:00)
Postal code 80700
Area codes +380 3265
Website zolochiv-rada.org.ua

Zolochiv (Ukrainian: Золочів, Polish: Złoczów) is a district town in the Lviv Oblast of Ukraine, the administrative center of Zolochiv Raion. The town is located 60 kilometers east of Lviv along highway H02 Lviv-Ternopil and the railway line Krasne-Ternopil. Population — 25,000. Area — 11,64 km2.

History[edit]

The first written mention in 1423. In 1523 it was already a city of Magdeburg rights.

Zolochiv was incorporated as a town on 15 September 1523 by the Polish king Sigismund I the Old. Located in the Ruthenian Voivodship of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, it belonged to several noble families.

From the first partition of Poland in 1772 until 1918, the town (named ZŁOCZÓW) was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), head of the district with the same name, one of the 78 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Austrian Galicia province (Crown land) in 1900.[1] The fate of this province was then disputed between Poland and Russia, until the Peace of Riga in 1921, attributing Galicia to the Second Polish Republic.

Zolochiv, still named Złoczów, belonged to the Tarnopol Voivodship until the Polish September Campaign in 1939, when it was occupied by the Soviet Union. Now, it is part of independent Ukraine.

Architectural landmarks[edit]

Famous people from Zolochiv[edit]

Picture gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967

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