Remains of the 16th-17th century Zolotyi Potik Castle.
|Town Status||1601, 1984|
|• Total||19.70 km2 (7.61 sq mi)|
|Elevation||339 m (1,112 ft)|
|• Density||120/km2 (310/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Area code||+380 3544|
Zolotyi Potik (Ukrainian: Золотий Потік, translit. Zolotyj Potik, meaning "golden stream"; Polish: Potok Złoty, or just simply Potok; Yiddish: פּאָטיק, translit. Potik) is an urban-type settlement in the Buchach Raion (district) of Ternopil Oblast (province) in western Ukraine. Its population is 2,395 as of the 2001 Ukrainian Census.
Zolotyi Potik was first founded in 1388 as Zahaipole (Ukrainian: Загайполе). The first written mention of the town dates to the late 16th century, as part of territory ceded from Sigismund I to Sigismund II Augustus. In 1570, the settlement was re-established under the ownership of the House of Potocki as Potik. Jakub Potocki, son of Mikołaj Potocki, and Stefan Potocki are both buried in the town. In 1601, the town was granted Magdeburg rights and was renamed Zolotyi Potik. In 1676, invading Turkish-Tartars from the East destroyed a castle stronghold in the town. After the first partition of Poland in 1772, the Holy Roman Empire had control of Zolotyi Potik until 1804, then the Austrian Empire until 1867, then Austria-Hungary until 1919, Poland until 1939, and finally the USSR until 1991. In 1984, Zolotyi Potik was granted the status of an urban-type settlement.
Zolotyi Potik has such attractions:
- Castle ruins of 16-17th century Late Renaissance architecture, built by Szlachta nobleman Stefan Potocki located within its borders.
- Church of the Holy Trinity
- Chapel of Our Mother of God of Zarvanytsia
- Mission cross to the 100th anniversary of the Church of Holy Trinity
- Symbolic grave of Ukrainian Sich Riflemen (restored in 1991).
- "Zolotyi Potik (Ternopil Oblast, Buchach Raion)". weather.in.ua. Retrieved 4 February 2012.
- "Zolotyi Potik, Ternopil Oblast, Buchach Raion". Regions of Ukraine and their Structure (in Ukrainian). Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Retrieved 4 February 2012.
- "Zolotyi Potik". Architectural and Natural Monuments of Ukraine (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 4 February 2012.
- "Zolotyi Potik". Castles and Churches of Ukraine (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 5 February 2012.
- (Ukrainian) Олег Наливайко, Віктор Уніят. Золотий Потік // Ternopil Encyclopedic Dictionary, V. 1, — P. 658-659.
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