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Teteriv River in Chudniv
Teteriv River in Chudniv
Flag of Chudniv
Coat of arms of Chudniv
Coat of arms
Country Ukraine
OblastZhytomyr Oblast
RaionChudniv Raion
 • Total5,794
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Chudniv (Ukrainian: Чуднів, Polish: Cudnów, Yiddish: טשודנאוו‎) is a city in Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Chudniv Raion. Population: 5,794 (2013 est.)[1]


Historical affiliations

Grand Duchy of Lithuania 1471–1569
Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth 1569–1793
 Russian Empire 1793–1917
Soviet Ukraine 1920–1922
 Soviet Union 1922–1991
   Nazi Germany 1941–1944 (occupation)
 Ukraine 1991–present

A significant battle of the Russo-Polish War (1654-1667) was fought near the town in 1660, followed by a treaty between the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Cossacks, named after the city. In 1866 Polish Romantic-era novelist Henryk Rzewuski died in Chudniv. The Jewish population was important in the town. During World War II, the Germans occupied the town and kept the Jews imprisoned in a ghetto. In 1941, they were murdered in mass executions perpetrated by an Einsatzgruppen of Germans and Ukrainian policemen.[2]

Notable people from Chudniv



  1. ^ Чисельність наявного населення України [Actual population of Ukraine] (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
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Coordinates: 50°3′10″N 28°6′44″E / 50.05278°N 28.11222°E / 50.05278; 28.11222