Horodenka

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Horodenka
City
Official seal of Horodenka
Seal
Horodenka is located in Ukraine
Horodenka
Horodenka
Location of Horodenka within Ukraine
Coordinates: 48°40′3″N 25°30′1″E / 48.66750°N 25.50028°E / 48.66750; 25.50028Coordinates: 48°40′3″N 25°30′1″E / 48.66750°N 25.50028°E / 48.66750; 25.50028
Country  Ukraine
Oblast (province) Ivano-Frankivsk
Raion (district) Horodenka Raion
Population (2001)
 • Total 9,800

Horodenka (Ukrainian: Городенка, Polish: Horodenka) is a city located in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, in Western Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Horodenka Raion (district). Population: 9,386 (2013 est.)[1]. In 2001 the population was around 9,800.

History[edit]

Church of Immaculate Conception
Church of Assumption

From the first partition of Poland in 1772 until 1918, the town was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), head of the district with the same name, one of the 78 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Austrian Galicia province (Crown land) in 1900.[2] The fate of this province was then disputed between Poland and Ukraine, until the Peace of Riga in 1921.

During World War II the Jewish population of Horodenka, comprising about half of the town's population, were shot and killed in a mass grave by the Nazis. About a dozen Jews survived and formed a partisan combat unit which fought against the Nazis and hid in the forests.[citation needed]. There is a synagogue in Salford, England named in honour of this community.

Famous people from Horodenka[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967

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