Horodnia

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Horodnia
Городня
Town
Official seal of Horodnia
Seal
Horodnia is located in Chernihiv Oblast
Horodnia
Horodnia
Horodnia is located in Ukraine
Horodnia
Horodnia
Coordinates: 51°53′35″N 31°35′41″E / 51.89306°N 31.59472°E / 51.89306; 31.59472Coordinates: 51°53′35″N 31°35′41″E / 51.89306°N 31.59472°E / 51.89306; 31.59472
Country  Ukraine
Oblast  Chernihiv Oblast
Raion Horodnia Raion
Founded 1550
Area
 • Total 12,2 km2 (47 sq mi)
Population (January 1, 2015)
 • Total 12,356
Website http://gorodnya.net

Horodnia (Ukrainian: Городня, Ukrainian pronunciation: [ɦoˈrɔdnʲɑ]) is a town in Chernihiv Raion, Chernihiv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. It has a city status since 1957. Population: 12,356 (2015 est.)[1]

Horodnia is situated on both banks of the Chibrizh-river.

For the first time Horodnia was mentioned in historical literature at the beginning of the 17th century. There are different ideas about the origin of its name.

The pride of citizens is three cannons presented by Peter I for the heroism of the people of Horodnia during the Swedish invasion in 1709.

The town has two secondary schools, two boarding schools, a music school and a sport school.

Many famous people were born, lived and studied in Horodnia. Among them are poets Vasyl Chumak, Abram Katsnelson, Petro Pynytsia, an ethnograph Stepan Nis; Mykola Volkovych, the outstanding doctor and professor; politician and Hero of Ukraine Levko Lukyanenko.

A great Ukrainian writer and artist Taras Shevchenko visited Horodnia in the spring of 1846.

References

  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 

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