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Encyclopedia > Volhynian Voivodeship

Volhynian Voivodeship (Polish: Wojewodztwo Wolynskie) was an administrative unit of interwar Poland (1918-1939) as well as of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. It ceased to exist in September of 1939, following German and Soviet aggression on Poland (see: Invasion of Poland). Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Soviet redirects here. ... Combatants Poland Nazi Germany Soviet Union Slovakia Commanders Edward Rydz-Śmigły Fedor von Bock (Army Group North) Gerd von Rundstedt (Army Group South) Mikhail Kovalov (Belorussian Front) Semyon Timoshenko (Ukrainian Front) Ferdinand Čatloš (Field Army Bernolak) Strength 39 divisions 16 brigades 4,300 guns 880 tanks 400 aircraft Total...

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Population

Its capital was Luck, Volhynia (now: Lutsk in Ukraine). It consisted of 10 powiats (counties), 19 towns and only 95 villages. In 1921 was inhabited by 1 437 569 people, and the population density was only 47.5 persons per sq. km. Around 68% of population was Ukrainian, 17% - Polish, Jews (mainly in towns) - made around 11%. There were also German (2.3%) and Czech (1.5%) settlers, who arrived in the 19th century. Lutsk (Луцьк in Ukrainian, Łuck in Polish) is the capital of the Volyn region, Ukraine. ... Powiat is the Polish name for county, a second-level unit of the administrative division and local government in Poland. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ...


The religion practiced in the area was primarily Eastern Orthodox Christian. There were also Roman and Eastern Rite Catholics as well as adherents of Judaism and a few Tatars of the Islamic faith. Judaism is the religion of the Jewish people. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Islam (Arabic: ; ( ▶ (help· info)), the submission to God) is a monotheistic faith, one of the Abrahamic religions and the worlds second-largest religion. ...


Location and area

Voivodeship’s area was 30 274 square kilometers (until 1930). In this year, Sarny county from Polesie Voivodeship was moved to Volhynian Voivodeship. Due to this change, region's area grew to 35 754 sq. km. It was located in south-east part of the country, bordering Soviet Union to the east, Lublin Voivodeship to the west, Polesie Voivodeship to the north, Lwów Voivodeship and Tarnopol Voivodeship to the south. Landscape was flat and hilly in parts. Sarny (Сарни in Ukrainian, meaning deer, pl. ... Lublin Voivodeship Coat of Arms Potockis Palace in MiÄ™dzyrzec Podlaski Old chapel Krzna river Lublin Voivodeship (Polish: województwo lubelskie) is an administrative region, or voivodeship, of eastern Poland. ... Lwow Voivodeship (Polish: ) was an administrative unit of interwar Poland (1918-1939). ... Tarnopol Voivodeship Tarnopol Voivodeship bis 17 September 1939 A voivodeship of Poland 1920-1939 Capital: Tarnopol Main cities: Brody, Brzezany, Buczacz, Czortków, Zloczów Area: 16,500 km² Population: Totals 1,600,406 Poles 789,114 (49. ...


Cities and counties

Its capital was Luck, with population of around 25 000 (as for 1939). Other important centers of the voivodeship were: Rowne (pop. 55 000), Kowel (pop. 23 000), Wlodzimierz Wolynski (pop. 22 000), and Krzemieniec (pop. 18 000). Categories: Cities in Ukraine | Stub ... Volodymyr-Volynsky (Володимир-Волинський; Polish: Włodzimierz Wołyński, Russian: Vladimir Volynski) is a city in Volyn region, northwestern Ukraine, with a population of 38,000 (2004). ... Kremenets (Ukrainian:Кременець, Polish: Krzemieniec) is a city in Ternopil Oblast, Galicia-Volhynia, Western Ukraine. ...


Counties:


- Dubno county (area 3 314 sq. km.), Dubno (Ukrainian: Дубно) is a town in Ukraine, in Rivne Oblast, on the Ikva River. ...


- Horochow county (area 1734 sq. km.),


- Kowel county (area 5728 sq. km.), Categories: Cities in Ukraine | Stub ...


- Kostopol county (area 3417 sq. km.),


- Krzemieniec county (area 2772 sq. km.), Kremenets (Ukrainian:Кременець, Polish: Krzemieniec) is a city in Ternopil Oblast, Galicia-Volhynia, Western Ukraine. ...


- Luboml county (area 2 004 sq. km.),


- Luck county (area 4 763 sq. km.), A four leaf clover is often considered to bestow good luck This article is about fortune. ...


- Rowne county (area 2945 sq. km.),


- Wlodzimierz Wolynski county (area 2 231 sq. km.), Volodymyr-Volynsky (Володимир-Волинський; Polish: Włodzimierz Wołyński, Russian: Vladimir Volynski) is a city in Volyn region, northwestern Ukraine, with a population of 38,000 (2004). ...


- Zdolbunow county (area 1 366 sq. km.).


Railroads and industry

Volhynian Voivodeship was located in the so-called Poland “B”, which meant that it was underdeveloped, with non-existing industry and it should be more accurate to call it Poland “C”. Large part of population, especially Ukrainian, was poor, with high level of illiteracy. The situation was much better among Czechs and Germans, whose farms were highly efficient. Railroad network was scarce, with only few junctions - the most important one at Kowel, also at Zdolbunow, Rowne and Wlodzimierz.


September 1939 and its aftermath

On September 17, 1939, following German aggression on Poland and Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, Soviet forces invaded eastern Poland. As bulk of Polish Army was concentrated in the west, fighting Germans, the Soviets met with little resistance and their troops quickly moved westwards, occupying Voivodeship’s area with ease. In the years 1942-1944 Volhynia was the scene of several massacres. The ethnic cleansing was carried out by the Ukrainian units, who wanted to get rid of all Poles. As a result, tens of thousands of Poles perished and now Volhynia is almost 100% Ukrainian. Molotov signs the German-Soviet non-aggression pact. ... Soviet redirects here. ... Polish Army (Polish Wojsko Polskie) is the name applied to the military forces of Poland. ...


Later, Voivodeship was incorporated into Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. Now most part of the region is covered by the Rivne Oblast and Volhynian Oblast of Ukraine. State motto (Ukrainian): Пролетарі всіх країн, єднайтеся! (Translated: Workers of the world, unite!) Official language None. ...

Województwo wołyńskie
Coat of Arms
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Volhynian Voivodeship
Historical region Volhynia

Volhynian Voivodeship (Polish: Województwo Wołyńskie, Latin: Palatinatus Volhynensis) was a unit of administrative division and local government in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania from 14th century till 1569 and in the Kingdom of Poland (the Crown) since 1569 till the partitions of Poland in 1795. It was part of Little Poland province and belonged to its Ruthenian (or Ukrainian regions). Wolyn voivodship CoA File links The following pages link to this file: Volhynian Voivodship Image:Herb wolyn. ... Made in PSP File links The following pages link to this file: Volhynian Voivodship Categories: GFDL images ... This is a list of major historical regions of Central Europe. ... Pochayiv Lavra, the spiritual heart of Volhynia Volhynia (Ukrainian: , Polish: , Russian: ; also called Volynia) comprises the historic region in western Ukraine located between the rivers Pripyat and Western Bug -- to the north of Galicia and of Podolia. ... The presumable banner of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania with the coat of arms, called Пагоня in Belarusian, Vytis in Lithuanian and PogoÅ„ in Polish Another version of the Lithuanian banner The Grand Duchy of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuvos Didžioji KunigaikÅ¡tystÄ—, Belarusian: Вялі́кае Кня́ства Літо́ўскае (ВКЛ), Ukrainian: Велике Князівство Литовське (ВКЛ), Polish: Wielkie KsiÄ™stwo Litewskie) was an... This 14th-century statue from south India depicts the gods Shiva (on the left) and Uma (on the right). ... Events January 11 - First recorded lottery in England. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Lesser Poland voivodship since 1999 Lesser Poland (sometimes also referred to as Little Poland, Polish MaÅ‚opolska, Latin Polonia Minor) is one of the historical regions of Poland. ... Ruthenia is a name applied to parts of Eastern Europe which were populated by Eastern Slavic peoples, as well as to various states that existed in this territory in the past. ...


Voivodeship Governor (Wojewoda) seat: For the heavy metal music band see Voivod (band). ...

Regional council (sejmik generalny) for all Ruthenian lands Lutsk (Ukrainian: Луцьк) is the capital of the Volyn Oblast, Ukraine. ... A sejmik (diminutive of the Polish sejm, or parliament) was a regional sejm in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, and earlier in the Kingdom of Poland. ...

  • Sądowa Wisznia

Regional council (sejmik poselski i deputacki) seats:

Administrative division: Lutsk (Ukrainian: Луцьк) is the capital of the Volyn Oblast, Ukraine. ...

  • Luck County (Powiat Łucki), Łuck
  • Wlodzimierz County (Powiat Włodzimirski), Włodzimierz
  • Krzemieniec County (Powiat Krzemieniecki), Krzemieniec

Voivodes: Lutsk (Ukrainian: Луцьк) is the capital of the Volyn Oblast, Ukraine. ...

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