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Stara Sil (the former name – Stara Ropa), (Ukrainian: Стара́ Сіль, Стара́ Ро́па, Polish Stara Sól German: Salzbrock) is an urban-type settlement in Staryi Sambir Raion, Lviv Oblast, of Western Ukraine. Population: 1,096 (2021 est.).


The settlement is located in the Ukrainian Carpathians hills in the western part of the Lviv region. This is on the path Staryi Sambir – Khyriv at a distance of 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) from the district center Staryi Sambir and 96 kilometres (60 mi) from the regional center of Lviv.

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The first historical mention is traditionally considered the year 1254. However, according to some sources, the settlement was founded as a watchdog in the 9 -10 century. Since ancient times in the territory settlement were the extraction of salt, hence the name of the settlement. The Magdeburg Law has received the Stara Sil in 1421. An architectural monuments of Staryi Sambir Raion is in the village Stara Sil:[[:uk:Пам'ятки архітектури Старосамбірського району#|Пам'ятки архітектури Старо(17th century, wooden). (1427 /1). The bell tower of the church of the Resurrection of Christ - previously St. Elias (17th century, wooden). (1427 /2). Church of St. Michael the Archangel(stone) (1613 - 1660, 1922–1928) (1428 /1). The bell tower of the church of St. Michael the Archangel(mix.) 17th century. (1428 /2). Church of Saint Paraskevi (wooden) 16th-17th centuries. (1429 /1). The bell tower of the church of St. Paraskevi 17th century. (1429 /2).
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