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Urban type settlement
Coat of arms of Chornukhy
Coat of arms
Chornukhy is located in Ukraine
Coordinates: 50°16′24″N 32°56′18″E / 50.27333°N 32.93833°E / 50.27333; 32.93833
Country  Ukraine
Oblast  Poltava Oblast
Raion Chornukhy Raion
Founded 1261
 • Total 6.90 km2 (2.66 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 2,572
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
Postal code 37101
Area code(s) 5340

Chornukhy (Ukrainian: Чорнýхи, Russian: Чернýхи) is an urban-type settlement and the administrative center of Chornukhy Raion, Poltava Oblast of central Ukraine. Chornukhy is known as the birthplace of philosopher Gregory Skovoroda; a monument testifies to this.

The nearest railway station is Pyriatyn located 38 km (24 mi) away. Chornukhy is located on the river Mnoha. The territory of the settlement covers an area of 690 hectares. Village bus and a bus connection from Poltava, Kiev, Lubny, Pyriatyn and Lokhvytsya. The total population of Chornukhy according to the Census on 1 January 2002 was 3138 inhabitants (2900 in 1984). Current population: 2,572 (2015 est.)[1]


The year the town was founded is unknown. Chornukhy is first mentioned in 1261.[citation needed] It has been assumed that Chornukhy was initially a fortress built to protect against the Pechenegs and the Cumans and was established at the time of the Kievan Rus' state, but at the end of the 13th century it was destroyed by Mongol-Tatars. The next mention of the town appears in 1641.[citation needed] In 1647, Chornukhy was identified among the possessions of Prince Vyshnevetsky in Poltava.[citation needed]

In 1648 Chornukhy became a centesimal town Lubensky Regiment.[citation needed]

In 1971, the town received the status of urban settlement.[citation needed]


The economy of the district is based on agriculture, which specializes in grain, sugar beets, sunflowers, milk, meat. The main producers of agricultural products are 15 agricultural limited liability companies and three private farms, OJSC Chornuhyptytsia and 10 farms.

Local facilities include: the Hotel Mnoha, the Poltava branch office of Bank Poltavabank, the Lubensky Chornukhiv Branch State Savings Bank of Ukraine, a Poltava Branch Office of the Aval Bank, "Privatbank". There are two ATMs.

Social conditions[edit]

The area contains 22 secondary schools, the Voronkivskyy branch Lazirkivsky vocational school N46, the Central District and two district hospitals, district polyclinics, 19 health posts, three medical dispensaries. On cultural and educational level care residents of the area[clarification needed] in 1911 rural houses of culture, 14 rural clubs, a concert hall (opened in 2006 at the former cinema), the Central Regional Library, an Adult University, a regional library for children, 20 rural branch libraries and a children's music school. Chornukhynskyi literary memorial museum and 4 rural public museums are highly valued local cultural institutions. The district Culture House was recently destroyed by fire.

The newspaper "New job" is published twice a week.

In the area there are nine religious communities, four Ukrainian Orthodox Churches and four houses of prayer. An Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate in the city park continues to be constructed.

Famous inhabitants[edit]


  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 

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Coordinates: 50°15′N 32°32′E / 50.250°N 32.533°E / 50.250; 32.533