Shatsk, Volyn Oblast

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Shatsk
Шацьк
Szack
Urban Settlement
Shatsk town hall
Shatsk town hall
Coordinates: 51°29′16″N 23°55′47″E / 51.48778°N 23.92972°E / 51.48778; 23.92972Coordinates: 51°29′16″N 23°55′47″E / 51.48778°N 23.92972°E / 51.48778; 23.92972
Country  Ukraine
Oblast Volyn Oblast
Raion Shatsk Raion
Area
 • Total 5.75 km2 (2.22 sq mi)
Elevation 170 m (560 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 5,343
 • Density 930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 44000
Area code(s) +380 3355

Shatsk (Ukrainian: Шацьк, translit.: Shats`k, Polish: Szack) is an urban-type settlement in Volyn Oblast, Ukraine, to the north-west of Kovel. It is the administrative center of Shatsk Raion. Population: 5,343 (2013 est.)[1].

The village is situated in a picturesque area in the western part of Volyn Woodlands, surrounded by lakes, which are sometimes called Shatsky (Big Black, Svitjaz, Pulemetske, Luke Liutsymer, Somynets, Karasynets, Ozertso).

The town was first mentioned in 1410. During the Polish Defensive War it was the battlefield of the Battle of Szack between Polish forces of general Wilhelm Orlik-Rueckemann and the Soviet 4th Army.

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