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Spa in Morshyn
Spa in Morshyn
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; 23.86667Coordinates: 49°09′0″N 23°52′0″E / 49.15000°N 23.86667°E / 49.15000; 23.86667
OblastLviv Oblast
RaionStryi Raion
First mentioned1482
Urban-type settlement1948
 • City Chairman
Chairman of City Council
Ruslan Ilnytskyi[1]
Mykola Voyevoda[2]
 • Total5,690
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
Area code(s)+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 5,690 (2021 est.)[4].

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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 1939–1941 (occupation)
   Nazi Germany 1941–1944 (occupation)
   Soviet Union 1944–1945 (occupation)
 Soviet Union 1945–1991
 Ukraine 1991–present

The first mentioning 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 Morshyn owners, the Branecki family, who became interested in local industry which was a salt mining have acquired a permission from the royal chancellery on 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 17th century Morshyn remained a poor village. In 1692 Morshyn accounted for 12 yards (as dwelling units). The settlement was changing hands and often was transferring between owners. Following the first partition of Poland in 1772, Morshyn went to the Austrian Empire.

With construction of railroad Stryj—Stanislawow through Morshyn, a life has revived in the village. Since 1878 Morshyn is known as a spa resort. The first chemical analysis of mineral water was published by a professor of the Lviv University W.Radziszewski in 1881. About therapeutic properties of the Morshyn's brine at that time wrote by many researchers, comparing it with waters of famous then 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. During the times when western Ukraine was under Polish authority, the city was part of the Ivano-Frankivsk regional administration, Stanisławów Voivodeship back then. Currently the town is located in the close proximity to Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast and Carpathian Mountains.[5] Currently the city is one of the major national tourist resort as well as health resorts. The city continues to carry on its legacy of 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 dissolution of the Soviet Union, in the city appeared couple football clubs among which is FC Skala that place at a local small stadium.


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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 2021 / Number of Present Population of Ukraine, as of January 1, 2021 (PDF) (in Ukrainian and English). Kyiv: State Statistics Service of Ukraine.
  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.

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