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Flag of Bohodukhiv
Coat of arms of Bohodukhiv
Coat of arms
Country  Ukraine
Oblast Kharkiv Oblast
Raion Bohodukhiv Raion
Founded 1662
 • Total 16,23 km2 (627 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 19 365
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 62100-62109
Bohodukhiv railway station

Bohodukhiv (Ukrainian: Богодухів, Russian: Богоду́хов, translit. Bogodukhov) is a city in the Kharkiv Oblast (province) of eastern Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Bohodukhivsky Raion (district), and is located on the Kharkiv-Sumy railway at around 50°10′N 35°31′E / 50.167°N 35.517°E / 50.167; 35.517.[1]

The current estimated population is around 18,224 (as of 2001). The population was 10,522 in 1860 and 11,928 in 1897.[2]


Bohodukhiv was founded in 1662. In 1709, at the time of the Russo-Swedish War, it was taken by Menshikov and the emperor Alexius. A cathedral was built in 1793.[2] During World War II, Bohodukhiv was occupied by the German Army from 16 October 1941 to 17 February 1943 and again from 11 March to 7 August 1943.

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Bohodukhiv is currently twinned with:


  1. ^ "Bohodukhiv". Google Maps. 
  2. ^ a b  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bogodukhov". Encyclopædia Britannica. 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 119. 

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