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 (2015)
 • Total 5,336[1]
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, Yiddish: שאצקShatsk) 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.)[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).

History[edit]

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

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.[2]

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