Shatsk, Volyn Oblast
Szack (in Polish)
Shatsk town hall
|• Total||5.75 km2 (2.22 sq mi)|
|Elevation||170 m (560 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|Area code(s)||+380 3355|
Shatsk (Ukrainian: Шацьк, romanized: Shats’k, Polish: Szack, Yiddish: שאצק Shatsk) is an urban-type settlement in Volyn Oblast, Ukraine, to the north-west of Kovel. It is the administrative center of Shatsk Raion. Population: 5,336 (2015 est.)
The village is situated in a picturesque area in the western part of Volyn Woodlands, surrounded by lakes, which are sometimes called Shatsky (Velyke Chorne, Svitjaz, Pulemetske, Luka, Liutsymer, Somynets, Karasynets, Ozertse).
The Jewish population of the village at the beginning of the German occupation was probably around 300. Germans arrived in the village on June 30, 1941. In October 1941, the Jews of the city and surrounding villages were captives in a ghetto. Shortly after, 319 Jews were shot by the Einsatzkommando and German police.
- "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
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