Berdyhiv

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Location
49°53'07"N
023°31'41"E
Country
 Ukraine
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Description

Berdyhiv (Ukrainian: Бердихів) – a village (selo) in the Lviv Oblast (province), Yavoriv Raion of Western Ukraine. Area of the village totals is 1,023 km2. Local government is administered by Berdyhivska village council.

Geography

The village is situated at an altitude of 244 metres (800 ft) above sea level at a distance 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from the Highway M10 (Ukraine) ( M 10). It is at a distance 43 kilometres (27 mi) from the regional center of Lviv, 18 kilometres (11 mi) from the district center Yavoriv and 32 kilometres (20 mi) from the Krakovets (a land border crossing between Ukraine and Poland - Korczowa-Krakovets).

History and religion

The first written record of the village dates from 1598. But in these areas archaeologists found traces of a settlement an earlier epochs. Residents of the village took part in the National War led by Bohdan Khmelnytsky. In 1786 there was a poor harvest throughout Galicia and the winter brought a great famine. In 1788 there were 10 occupied houses in Berdyhiv. In 1812 there were only 7 occupied houses in the village and the total population was 48. By 1820 there were 10 occupied houses again. The German colonies/settlement of Berdikau and Mossberg were founded in 1783 in the village Berdyhiv (district of Jaworow in Galicia). Now the population of the village is about 680 people. Church of St. Nicolas is in the village.
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