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Brody Raion (Ukrainian: Бродівський район, translit: Brodivs’kyi raion) is a raion (district) of Lviv Oblast (region) of Western Ukraine. Its administrative center is Brody. Population: 60,072 (2013 est.).
The raion is located at the easternmost portion of the Lviv Region bordering with Rivne and Ternopil regions to its east, Volyn region to the north, Radekhiv district to the northwest, Busk district to the west, and Zolochiv district to the southwest.
Historically, the district (county) became known as border checkpoint between the Austria-Hungary Empire and the Russian Empire. As a county (powiat) it was established in 1866 as part of the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria. After the World War I the area became part of the Second Polish Republic within the Tarnopol Voivodeship. During the World War II, during the invasion of the Soviet forces, the district was established by the Soviet administration.
The raion has a city administrative area, a "town with three other villages" administrative area and 23 rural councils which are formed out of the rest of the 73 villages. Some councils include up to 10 villages (Ponykva), while some consist only of a pair of villages.
Landmarks of Architecture
- Ruins of the Brody Castle, built by Guillaume Le Vasseur de Beauplan (1630-1635)
- Church of Vozdvyzhenia Chesnoho Khresta (former kosciol, 1660)
- Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary (18th century)
- Church of Saint George (18th century)
- Church of Holy Trinity (1750s)
- Ruins of Brody Synagogue (1750s)
- Jewish Cemetery in Brody
- Pidhirtsi Castle, built by Beauplan
- Castle's kosciol
- Inner court with a solar clock
- Castle's garden
- Church of Saint Michael (18th century)
- 400-year-old linden tree
- Plisnysko Gord
- Order of Saint Basil Monastery (18th century)
- Monastery UGCC (earlier Dominican Order) (Pidkamin')
- Building of kosciol
- Monastery cells
- Defensive walls and bastions
- Corinth column with a statue of the Virgin Mary
- Several towns chapels
- Dominican cemetery
- 17-meter tall rock, leftover of a sea reef
- Wooden kosciol of Yazlivchyk (1930s)
- Potocki Palace in Konyushkiv (18th century)
- Cossack cemetery near Shnyriv (1651)
- Kosciol ruins of the former Order of Saint Bernadine Monastery
- Markian Shashkevych Brody Pedagogical College
- Brody Central District Hospital
- Pidkamin City Hospital
- Zabolotsi District Hospital
- Dental Clinic
- "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
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