Mykolaiv, Lviv Oblast
Church of Saint Nicholas
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Mykolaiv (Ukrainian: Миколаїв, also referred to as Mykolayiv, Polish: Mikołajów) is a city in Lviv Oblast (region) in western Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Mykolaiv Raion (district). Population: 14,877 (2013 est.).
To distinct Mykolaiv from the much larger southern city, the former is sometimes called Mykolaiv on Dniester (Ukrainian: Миколаїв над Дністром, Mykolaiv nad Dnistrom) after the major river it situated on (while the latter is located on the Southern Buh, another major river). The closest railway station is officially called Mykolayiv-Dnistrovsky for that matter.
In 1387 the territory of modern Mykolaiv Raion, Lviv Oblast was annexed by the Kingdom of Poland. In 1570 near the old Ruthenian settlement of Drohovyzh a Polish ensign of Przemysl Mikolaj Tarlo founded the city which was named after him. In 1772, following the Partitions of Poland, the town was annexed by the Habsburg Empire, where it remained until late 1918. In the interwar period, it returned to Poland, and belonged to the Stanislawow Voivodeship. Mykolaiv, then called Mikołajów, received Magdeburg rights in 1570, when it was a private town, property of Polish nobleman Mikolaj Tarlo, the Chorazy of Przemysl. In 1837, Polish romantic writer Walery Lozinski was born here.
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