Hradivka, Lviv Oblast

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Location
49°41'31"N
023°32'35"E
Country
 Ukraine
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  • Museums
  • Sacral
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Description

Hradivka (the former name — Hoshany ), (Ukrainian: Гра́дівка, Гоша́ни) is a selo (village) in the Lviv Oblast (province) of western Ukraine. Local government — Hradivska village council. The population of the village numbers approximately 1525 people.

Geography

The village Hradivka located in the Horodotsky Raion (Horodok Raion), along the Highway Ukraine ( H 13) – Lviv – Sambir – Uzhhorod. It is situated in the 42 kilometres (26 mi) from the regional center Lviv, 17 kilometres (11 mi) from the district center Horodok and 272 kilometres (169 mi) from Uzhhorod.

History

The first record of the village called "Hoshany" dates back to 1426 year. Since 1961 — Hradivka.During the Polish-Turkish war 1672-1676 in the area Hoshany was a battle between the Turkish army and army of Hetman Sobieski's, where the Turkish army was defeated. On the outskirts of village is preserved a monument.

Churches and museums

In the village there are two churches: Church of the Transfiguration (wood) 1878 (Previous church was built in 1735.) To the east of the Church is a three-tiered wooden belfry.The church was built in 1878 (according to other sources 1854) was funded by the John Janka. By 1934 was in the village priest Kazimir Hermak (1862 - 1934). He was a husband of sisters Josaphat Kotsylovsky. Church of the Holy Eucharist (stone), which was consecrated in 2011.In the village there is a private Regional museum of historical and sightseeing. The museum was established on the initiative villager I. Jacenko. The museum has more than 3 thousand exhibits.
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