Zhuravne

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Zhuravno
Журавно
Coat of arms of Zhuravno
Coat of arms
Country
Oblast
Raion
Ukraine
Lviv Oblast
Zhydachivskyi Raion
Founded 1435
City rights 1563
Area
 • Total 45.3 km2 (17.5 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 3,598
 • Density 81.0/km2 (210/sq mi)
Postal code 81780, 81781
Area code(s) +380-3239

Coordinates: 49°15′38″N 24°16′35″E / 49.26056°N 24.27639°E / 49.26056; 24.27639 Zhuravno (Ukrainian: Журавно; Polish: Żurawno) is an urban-type settlement in Zhydachiv Raion, Lviv Oblast of western Ukraine. Population: 3,598 (2013 est.)[1].

The town was first mentioned in 1435. In the 16th century, Zhuravno was granted city status. Prior to World War II the town was located in Poland.

Zhuravno gained recognition in Polish history because of the battle which took place nearby between the king of Poland, John III Sobieski, and the Turkish and Tatar invaders, a battle that ended in a peace treaty. The town was also the birthplace of the renowned Polish poet and author Mikołaj Rej.

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