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Kozelshchynskyi Nativity Cathedral
Kozelshchynskyi Nativity Cathedral
Coat of arms of Kozelschyna
Coat of arms
Kozelschyna is located in Ukraine
Location of Kozelshchyna
Coordinates: 49°13′N 33°51′E / 49.217°N 33.850°E / 49.217; 33.850Coordinates: 49°13′N 33°51′E / 49.217°N 33.850°E / 49.217; 33.850
Poltava Oblast
Kozelshchynskyi Raion
Founded 1923
 • Total 30 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 158 m (518 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 3,773
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EET (UTC+3)
Postal code 39100
Area code(s) +380 5342

Kozelschyna (Ukrainian: Козельщина) is an urban-type settlement in the Poltava Oblast (province) of central Ukraine, located 77 km from Poltava. Serving as the administrative center of the Kozelshchynskyi Raion (district), the city itself is also designated as a separate raion within the oblast. The current estimated population is around 3,773 (as of 2015).[1] Kozelschyna is also a railway station, and located close to the highway M22-E584.


Kozelschyna was founded in the early 18th century. In 1718, the Poltava colonel I. Chernyak sent in the Kobelyatsky region hundreds of Poltava regiment Kozaks, who then founded the settlements now belonging to the district. In 1764 attributed to Kobelyatsky company Dnieper pikinerskoho Regiment Catherine province Novorossiysk province, from 1775 to 1783 - to Novosanzharsoho County the same province, later - Oleksopolskoho, then - Poltava District Katerinoslavsky province, from 1796 - to the Little Russian province.

With the formation, in 1802, of the Poltava province, Kozelschyna was attached to that latter in 1803, first in the newly Kobelyatsky County. The railway was completed in 1870, with some impact on the rural development. The Soviet power established itself in January 1918. On March 7, 1923, the Bryhadyrivskoho district was attributed to Kozelschyna, from the Kremenchutskyi district. It has then long been the district seat. From February 1932 to September 1937, Kozelschyna was part of the Kharkiv region (on 26 April 1933, the Bryhadyrivskyy district was renamed Kozelshchina). From September 1937, Kozelschyna has ever since been in the Poltava region. On 25 October 1938, Kozelschyna was founded as an urban village.


Among the attractions in Kozelschyna, the cathedral and monastery of the Nativity of the Virgin, built in 1882 by the VI and SM Kapnist, as a thankful gift for the recovery of their daughter Mary from serious illness. 1900-1906 K, the brick church has become the Kozelshchina monastery. In 1929, the monastery was closed and the cathedral was turned into a theater, in cells located bio-engineering school, hospital etc. Renewed activity in 1942 - 1949, R., returned to the Orthodox community in 1990 year.


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