Lebedyn

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Lebedyn
Лебедин
City
Ascension Church
Ascension Church
Flag of Lebedyn
Flag
Official seal of Lebedyn
Seal
Country Ukraine
Oblast Sumy
First mentioned 1654
Population (2015)
 • Total 25,617
Website http://lebedyn.com.ua/

Lebedyn (Ukrainian: Лебеди́н) is a city in Sumy Oblast, Ukraine. Lebedyn serves as the administrative center of Lebedyn Raion. It is administratively incorporated as a city of oblast significance and does not belong to the raion. Population: 25,617 (2015 est.)[1] An air base is located nearby.

In 1708 the city was a site of executions of Cossacks in Lebedin, in which supporters of Ivan Mazepa were mass executed on the orders of Peter the Great.[2]

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  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  2. ^ О. Г. Бажан. Лебедин // Енциклопедія історії України : у 10 т. / редкол.: В. А. Смолій (голова) та ін. ; Інститут історії України НАН України. — К. : Наук. думка, 2009. — Т. 6 : Ла — Мі. — С. 63. — ISBN 978-966-00-1028-1 Parameter error in {{isbn}}: Invalid ISBN..

Coordinates: 50°34′47″N 34°28′38″E / 50.57972°N 34.47722°E / 50.57972; 34.47722