Pechenizhyn

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Pechenizhyn
City
Pechenizhyn is located in Ukraine
Pechenizhyn
Pechenizhyn
Location of Pechenizhyn within Ukraine
Coordinates: 48°31′N 24°53′E / 48.52°N 24.88°E / 48.52; 24.88Coordinates: 48°31′N 24°53′E / 48.52°N 24.88°E / 48.52; 24.88
Country  Ukraine
Oblast (province) Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
Population (2016)
 • Total 5,313

Pechenizhyn (Ukrainian: Печені́жин, Polish: Peczeniżyn, Yiddish: פעטשיניזשןPechinizhn) is an urban-type settlement in Kolomyia Raion, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast (province) of Ukraine, 11 kilometres (7 mi) west of Kolomyya. It population is 5,313 (2016 est.)[1].

Until World War I Pechenizhyn was in Kolomyja Powiat, Galicia (in the Austrian Empire). Between the two World Wars it was in Stanislawow Province, Poland. In 1890 the Jewish population of the town was 2024.[2]

Historical Facts[edit]

Monument to Stanislaw Szczepanowski in Lviv.
  • In 1886 the town was connected with Kolomea by the Carpathian Train, also known as a train car as it would go right through a city on a narrow railway.
    • The Polish lawyer, diplomat, and the owner of the local oil refinery Stanislaw Szczepanowski supported the idea of installation of the local railroad system that was proposed by Ludowik Vezhbicki, the head of Lviv-Chernivtsi railroad (see Lviv Railways). He created a concern together with Vienna-based company "M.Biedermann & Co". The construction was conducted by another Vienna firm "Lindheim & Co" under the leadership of engineer Rudolf Matkovski. After the Soviet liberation in 1944 it was utilized by the NKVD forces for deportation of the local population to Siberia.
  • Before World War I on the outskirts of the town there was a palace of Potocki family, the biggest Polish magnates (landowners) in Ukraine.
  • Birthplace of Oleksa Dovbush, the "Ukrainian Robin Hood" in the 18th century,
  • Shtetl in the Kolomyia powiat (administrative district) in 19th and 20th centuries.

Demographics[edit]

1913: total population 7000 (4100 Ukrainians (Rusyns), 2300 Jews, 600 Poles)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 
  2. ^ JewishGen