Briukhovychi

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Location
49°54'14"N
023°57'14"E
Country
 Ukraine
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Description

Briukhovychi (Ukrainian: Брюховичі; Polish: Brzuchowice) is an Urban-type settlement in Lviv Municipality in Lviv Oblast. Between 1939 and 1942, and again from 1944 to 1957, it was the center of Briukhovychi Raion. Its population was 6,303 (2020 est.).

Location

Briukhovychi is located at the center of Lviv Oblast and is bordered on the south by the city of Lviv, in the northeast by the villages Mali Hrybovychi and Volia Homuletska in Zhovkva Raion. To the west is the village of Borki in Yavoriv Raion. Briukovychi is located at the intersection of the Sian Lowland and the Roztocze. The European Watershed passes through the southwestern part of the village.

History

Between 1774 and 1918 it was part of Austrian Galicia. After the end of World War I Briukhovychi became part of Lwów Powiat in Lwów Voivodeship, part of Poland. In 1939 it was annexed by the Soviet Union. It was given the status of an urban-type settlement in 1940. Briukhovychi was occupied by German troops during World War II from 1941 to 1944.
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