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Buryn town centre
Buryn town centre
Coat of arms of Buryn'
Coat of arms
Sumy Oblast
Buryn Raion
First mentioned 1688
Population (2001)
 • Total 11,678
Railway station Putyvl', located in Buryn'

Buryn (Ukrainian: Буринь) is a city in Sumy Oblast, Ukraine. Population is 11,678 (2001).

Buryn' is an administrative center of the Buryn' District in the Sumy Region. The first mention of it in the chronicles is dated by 1688. This small cosy town is situated at the banks of the Chasha River. A dam across the Chasha River has created a substantial lake, which is now surrounded by specially planted yewtrees. The following notable persons were born in Buryn':

  • Hudylin Oleksandr Kostiantynovych, a Ukrainian air engines constructor;
  • Kolesnyk Rayisa Samsonivna, an opera singer;
  • Kamins'kyi Lenor Volodymyrovych, a jurist, militia colonel;
  • Fandiukhin Oleksandr Oleksandrovych, a marine colonel;
  • Konoplin Ivan Stepanovych, a writer, Russian army officer, Soviet spy and Nazi collaborationalist;
  • Pavlov Vsevolod Volodymyrovych, a Soviet egyptologist;
  • Horodys'ka Henrieta Yakivna, a Soviet biologist;
  • Anokhin Vasyl' Serhiiovych, a Ukrainian writer;
  • Podderiohin Anatolii Viktorovych, a Ukrainian financier;
  • Ryzhkov Vitalii Leonidovych, a Soviet biologist;
  • Zhakhalov Valentyn Volodymyrovych, a Ukrainian poet;
  • Ovchynnykov Mykhailo Mykhailovych, a Russian forest scientist;
  • Novachenko Mykola Petrovych, a Soviet surgeon;
  • Konoplenko Vsevolod Pavlovych, a Soviet scientist and pedagogue.


Coordinates: 51°12′N 33°51′E / 51.200°N 33.850°E / 51.200; 33.850