Coordinates: 49°09′0″N 23°52′0″E / 49.15000°N 23.86667°E / 49.15000; 23.86667
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Flag of Morshyn
Coat of arms of Morshyn
Morshyn is located in Lviv Oblast
Morshyn is located in Ukraine
Coordinates: 49°09′0″N 23°52′0″E / 49.15000°N 23.86667°E / 49.15000; 23.86667
OblastLviv Oblast
RaionStryi Raion
HromadaMorshyn urban hromada
First mentioned1482
Urban-type settlement1948
 • City Chairman
Chairman of City Council
Ruslan Ilnytskyi[1]
Mykola Voyevoda[2]
 • Total5,562
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
Area code+380
Licence plateBC (before 2004: ТА,ТВ,ТН,ТС)

Morshyn (Ukrainian: Моршин, Polish: Morszyn-Zdrój) is a small city located at the Eastern Carpathian Foothills within Ukraine's Stryi Raion, Lviv Oblast (region). It hosts the administration of Morshyn urban hromada, one of the hromadas of Ukraine.[3] The population is 5,562 (2022 estimate).[4]


Historical affiliations

Crown of the Kingdom of Poland 1482–1569
Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth 1569–1772
Habsburg monarchy 1772–1804
 Austrian Empire 1804–1918
 Second Polish Republic 1919–1945
 Soviet Union (Ukrainian SSR) 1939–1941
 Nazi Germany 1941–1944 (occupation)
 Soviet Union (Ukrainian SSR) 1944–1991
 Ukraine 1991–present

The first mention of the settlement is found in a court note of 2 January 1482, which indicated that Morshyn and surrounding villages belonged to a nobleman (szlachtic) Juchno Nagwazdan and was part of the Kingdom of Poland. In 1538 the owners of Morshyn, the Branecki family, became interested in the local industry of salt mining and acquired permission from the royal chancellery for the opening of salt mines. Five mine wells were dug out for brine extraction. However, the business did not justify itself as the Morshyns salt was bitter and unfit for consumption. The salt industries fell into decline.

In the second half of the 17th century Morshyn remained a poor village. In 1692, Morshyn accounted for 12 yards (as dwelling units). The settlement was often transferred between owners. Following the first partition of Poland in 1772, Morshyn went to the Austrian Empire.

With the construction of railroad Stryj—Stanislawow through Morshyn, life revived in the village. Since 1878 Morshyn has been known as a spa resort. The first chemical analysis of mineral water was published by a professor of Lviv University, W.Radziszewski, in 1881. Many researchers at that time wrote about the therapeutic properties of Morshyn's brine, comparing it with the waters of famous German, Hungarian, and Czech resorts.

In 1918-1939, Morshyn was in Polish territory and, as "Morszyn-Zdrój," was a popular spa. The spa belonged to the Medical Association (Towarzystwo Lekarskie) from Lviv (Lwów), in late 1920s almost 1000 guests came there yearly. When western Ukraine was under Polish authority, the city was part of the Ivano-Frankivsk regional administration, Stanisławów Voivodeship. Currently the town is located in the close proximity to Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast and the Carpathian Mountains.[5] Currently the city is a major national tourist resort as well as a health resort. The city continues to carry on its legacy as one of the best health resorts in Europe.[citation needed]

Until 18 July 2020, Morshyn was incorporated as a city of oblast significance. In July 2020, as part of the administrative reform of Ukraine, which reduced the number of raions of Lviv Oblast to seven, the city of Morshyn was merged into Stryi Raion.[6][7]

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, a couple of football clubs appeared in the city, among which is FC Skala that plays at a local small stadium.[8]


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  1. ^ Administrative info Archived 2009-07-09 at the Wayback Machine (in Ukrainian)
  2. ^ Administrative info Archived 2009-07-09 at the Wayback Machine (in Ukrainian)
  3. ^ "Моршинская городская громада" (in Russian). Портал об'єднаних громад України.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ A map that points the location of the city Archived 2009-06-08 at the Wayback Machine (in Ukrainian)
  6. ^ "Про утворення та ліквідацію районів. Постанова Верховної Ради України № 807-ІХ". Голос України (in Ukrainian). 2020-07-18. Retrieved 2020-10-03.
  7. ^ "Нові райони: карти + склад" (in Ukrainian). Міністерство розвитку громад та територій України.
  8. ^ "Ісорична довідка". 2018-08-24. Archived from the original on 2018-08-24. Retrieved 2023-12-29.

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