Skhidnytsia

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Location
49°13'24"N
023°21'11"E
Country
 Ukraine
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Skhidnytsia (Ukrainian: Схі́дниця) is an urban-type settlement in Lviv Oblast, Western Ukraine. The town is part of Drohobych Raion, and represented by local Skhidnytska settlement council. Population: 2,259 (2021 est.).

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Skhidnytsia located at an altitude of 600 metres (2,000 ft) – 900 metres (3,000 ft) above sea level. The mountains around the town reach a height of 823 metres (2,700 ft). Distance to the regional center of Lviv is 102 kilometres (63 mi), to the Boryslav – 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) and to the Drohobych is 25 kilometres (16 mi). The settlement Skhidnytsia was first mentioned in the documents of the 15th century. The urban-type settlement Skhidnytsia is known for its deposits mineral waters. For today there are 38 sources and 17 wells with different chemical composition of mineral water.

Synagogue

The only wooden synagogue in Ukraine that was not destroyed during World War II stands in Skhidnytsia. It was built in the late 19th century. The simple building has 12 windows and was in use up to the German invasion in 1941.
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