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Stebliv (Ukrainian: Стеблів, Russian: Стеблёв) is an urban-type settlement located in Korsun-Shevchenkivskyi Raion (district) of Cherkasy Oblast (province) in central Ukraine. The townlet rests at a bend on the Ros' River, some 16 kilometres from Korsun-Shevchenkivskyi, the district center. Population: 3,506 (2017 est.)
Situated on the Ros' River, water surrounds most of the historically settled areas of Stebliv, which is also protected by cliffs and natural ramparts. Given the evidence of Trypillian, Scythian, and Chernyakhov culture settlements, the area has been populated for quite some time, and was very often the site of fierce battles. In 1036, Yaroslav the Wise built a fortress at Strebliv which overlooked the southernmost lands of Rus, and it stood there until the eventual Mongol invasion.
Stebliv was later settled by Cossacks who took part in several uprisings against the Polish rule of the territory, particularly the fateful Khmelnytsky Uprising. On March 15, 1648, Khmelnytsky's forces routed Polish forces who had taken a superior tactical position between Stebliv and Korsun. In 1664, hopelessly outnumbered by 20,000 Polish troops, which had an additional force of 15,000 Tatars in support, the residents of Stebliv advanced on their enemies and fought to their deaths; the town was destroyed after their defeat.
Stebliv was the birthplace of Ivan Nechuy-Levytsky, a prominent Ukrainian 19th-20th century writer; his original house has been preserved as a museum in Stebliv dedicated to his life and work.
- "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
- ‹See Tfd›(in Ukrainian) Історіа міст i сіл Укpaїнcькoї CCP - Черкаськa область (History of Towns and Villages of the Ukrainian SSR - Cherkasy Oblast). Kyiv, 1972
- ‹See Tfd›(in Ukrainian) Official information at Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada portal
- ‹See Tfd›(in Ukrainian) Prominent people from Korsun
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