Coordinates: 49°52′12″N 26°04′48″E / 49.87000°N 26.08000°E / 49.87000; 26.08000
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Łanowce church erected in 1857 by Teodor Jełowicki
Łanowce church erected in 1857 by Teodor Jełowicki
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Coat of arms of Lanivtsi
Lanivtsi is located in Ukraine
Location of Lanivtsi
Lanivtsi is located in Ternopil Oblast
Lanivtsi (Ternopil Oblast)
Coordinates: 49°52′12″N 26°04′48″E / 49.87000°N 26.08000°E / 49.87000; 26.08000
Country Ukraine
Oblast Ternopil Oblast
RaionKremenets Raion
Magdeburg rights1545
City status17 May 2001[1]
 • Total14.7 km2 (5.7 sq mi)
 • Total8,215
 • Density560/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
Area code+380 3549

Lanivtsi (Ukrainian: Ланівці; Russian: Лановцы, romanizedLanovtsy; Polish: Łanowce; Yiddish: לאַנאָוויץ, romanizedLanovits), is a city in Kremenets Raion, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine. It hosts the administration of Lanivtsi urban hromada, one of the hromadas of Ukraine.[2] Population: 8,215 (2022 estimate);[3] 8,680 (2001).


Lanivtsi received a town charter in 1545 from the Polish king. Until the Partitions of Poland, it was part of Volhynian Voivodeship. Ashkenazy Jews began to settle there later. In 1795 - 1918, Lanivtsi was occupied by the Russian Empire. In 1897 the Jewish population numbered 1,174 of a total of 2,525 in the city. Numbers of Jews were killed in pogroms, and others emigrated to western Europe or the United States. By 1921 their population in the city was 640. There was a Tarbut school and yeshiva, and many of the younger people became Zionists.[4]

In the Second Polish Republic between the world wars, Lanivtsi, known then as Łanowce, belonged to Krzemieniec County, Volhynian Voivodeship. For centuries, Lanivtsi was the center of an area of large estates that belonged to several noble families, such as the Jelowicki, Wiśniowiecki, Mniszech and Rzewuski.

In 1939 the town was invaded by the Soviet Union, and then invaded by Nazi Germany in 1941, with occupation starting July 3 of that year. With the help of Ukrainian guards, the Germans created a Jewish ghetto in Łanowce, where Jews worked as forced laborers. Jews from neighboring villages were transported and confined there in 1942. From August 13-14, 1942, the Germans and Ukrainians murdered a total of 1,833 Jews beside open pits, where they were buried in mass graves. Few survived the Holocaust.[4]

Until 18 July 2020, Lanivtsi was the administrative center of Lanivtsi Raion. The raion was abolished in July 2020 as part of the administrative reform of Ukraine, which reduced the number of raions of Ternopil Oblast to three. The area of Lanivtsi Raion was merged into Kremenets Raion.[5][6]


  1. ^ Lanivtsi Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine. Ukrainian parliament website.
  2. ^ "Лановецкая громада" (in Russian). Портал об'єднаних громад України.
  3. ^ Чисельність наявного населення України на 1 січня 2022 [Number of Present Population of Ukraine, as of January 1, 2022] (PDF) (in Ukrainian and English). Kyiv: State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Archived (PDF) from the original on 4 July 2022.
  4. ^ a b Yad Vashem, "Lanowce", The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust: K-Sered, New York: NYU Press, 2001, p. 750
  5. ^ "Про утворення та ліквідацію районів. Постанова Верховної Ради України № 807-ІХ". Голос України (in Ukrainian). 2020-07-18. Retrieved 2020-10-03.
  6. ^ "Нові райони: карти + склад" (in Ukrainian). Міністерство розвитку громад та територій України.