Immaculate Conception Church in Sharhorod
Sharhorod (Ukrainian: Шаргород; Russian: Шаргород, Polish: Szarogród), also known as Shargorod, is a town in Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine. It serves as the administrative center of Sharhorod Raion, one of 33 regions of Vinnytsia Oblast. Population: 6,987 (2015 est.)
Sharhorod was established as a city in agreement with the Magdeburg Rights in 1588.
In the seventeenth century, because of its location along wine and cattle trading routes, Sharhorod emerged as one of the largest towns in Podolia. The Turks occupied Sharhorod between 1672 and 1699, when the town was called "Little Istanbul". In the nineteenth century, the town became a center of Jewish Hasidism.
Shargorod was briefly described in a book titled: "Geographic Dictionary of Polish Kingdom and other Slavic places," published in Warsaw in Poland.
World War II period
Shargorod was occupied by the German fascist army and by the Romanian fascist army during World War II in 1941–1945.
Professional painters, amateur painters, art collectors and tourists from various countries like to attend the international modern arts festival "Art-City: Shargorod".
The name of nearest railway station is the Yaroshenka railway station. The distance to the nearest railway station is 28 km.
- "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
- Veidlinger, Jeffrey, "In the Shadow of the Shtetl: Small Town Jewish Life in Soviet Ukraine", Indiana University Press, 2013 p.28