Kovel (In Ukrainian and in Russian: Ковель, in Polish: Kowel) is a town now situated in western Ukraine in the Volynoblast. It has a population of 62,900 (2004). Kovel is the north-western terminus of the Ukrainian rail system. This is a continuation of the same line built in 1877 that links Kovel with Lublin and Warsaw in Poland. Coat of Arms of Kovil (Kovel) Ukraine, circa 1993, most likely fair use or extremely weak claim to copyright as it is a recent heraldic design, it is a small thumbnail and it is made of generic heraldic symbols. ... Coat of Arms of Kovil (Kovel) Ukraine, circa 1993, most likely fair use or extremely weak claim to copyright as it is a recent heraldic design, it is a small thumbnail and it is made of generic heraldic symbols. ... Volyn Region or Volynia (Волинська область, Volyns’ka oblast’ in Ukrainian) is the most northwestern administrative district of present-day Ukraine bordering Belarus to the north and Poland to the west. ... An oblast (Russian, Ukrainian: о́бласть) is a subnational entity of Bulgaria, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, and the now-defunct Soviet Union, approximately equivalent to a province. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... 1877 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Lublin (pronounce: [lublin]) is the biggest city in eastern Poland and the capital of Lublin Voivodship with a population of 355,954 (2004). ... Warsaw ( Polish: Warszawa, see also other names, in full The Capital City of Warsaw, Polish: Miasto Stołeczne Warszawa) is the capital of Poland and its largest city. ...
Official web site (http://www.kovel.osp.com.ua/) (in Ukrainian)
In 1540 the Jews of Kovel together with those of other Lithuanian towns protested to King Sigismund against an accusation made by a baptized Jew that they were preparing to remove with all their possessions to Turkey, and that meanwhile they were killing or circumcising Christian children.
In response to a petition of the Kovel Jews, Queen Bona ordered in 1547 that the Jewish house-owners be relieved from the payment of the annual taxes, and that, instead, they pay on each house a yearly tax of one gold ducat.
In 1648 the magistrate of Kovel reported to the authorities at Vladimir that the local burghers had helped the Cossacks to drown both the Jews and the Catholics who had remained in the town, being unable to get away on account of their extreme poverty.
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