VILLAGES AND  HAMLETS

IN BEREZHANY AREA

(in present West Ukraine, former Poland and Austria):

  First and only list of Berezhany area villages on the Internet!

(Names are give in: 1. Ukrainian - present day official names from 1991
2. Russian - official Soviet names in 1939 - 1991
3. Polish - official Austrian/Polish names before 1939)


PIDVYSOKE (Podvysoke), Podvysokoye, Podwysokie

Population in 1900 (Austrian census): 473 inhabitants (including 19 Jews),
in 1939 (Polish census): 540 inhabitants (mostly Polish and Ukrainian, no Jews left),
present day population: around 500 inhabitants

Pidvysoke is located 18 km west of Berezhany in the valley of the river Narayivka, surrounded by uplands and hills covered with woods and pastures.  Some Polish and Jewish settlers lived.  It also had a little castle and mining industry. The name comes from two merged words "Pid" (under) and "Vysoke" (high). Pidvysoke was the center of limestone mining in the region (as the surrounding hills contain lots of limestone) and had a limestone slaking factory (which was run by Jewish and Polish entrepreneurs in Austrian and Polish times).  The village has beautiful a gothic church, formerly a Polish Roman Catholic chapel which served the local Polish population.  The chapel was destroyed during Soviet rule and restored thereafter, serving the local Greek-Catholic community.  The village had an Austrian military hospital during the First World War, and thus there was Austrian military cemetery nearby (now destroyed).  It was on the front line during the First World War.  It is the first village at the entrance to the Ternopil region on the highway Ternopil-Stryj.  The next village is Lopushna, adjacent to Pidvysoke, located in the Rahatyn District of the Ivano-Frankivsk Region.  The distance to Rohatyn is 14 km.  2 km from Pidvysoke is the village Verkhnya Lypytsia, which gave its name to the Lipica Archeological Culture after archaeological excavations in the late 19th century which discovered an ancient Dacian settlement there.  I was born and raised in Pidvysoke; my grandparents live there, as well. See my grandparents house in Pidvysoke.

My pages about Pidvysoke:

Start page: "WELCOME TO PIDVYSOKE "

Photos of the village "VIEWS OF PIDVYSOKE "

Gothic church in the village "PIDVYSOKE CHURCH "

Cemetery memorials "PIDVYSOKE MONUMENTS "


NARAYIV (Narajiv), Narayev, Narajow

Population in 1900: 2851 inhabitants (928 Jews), in
1939: 3910 inhabitants (780 Jews)

Narayiv is located about 20 km north-west of Berzehany, on the main highway Berezhany-Lviv,

separated from Berezhany by large forests.  The name comes from two words "Na" (to/on) and "Ray" (paradise).  It used to be a town, but now it is rather a big village, located in the upper valley of the river Naraivka, which flows down to Kuryany, Pidvysoke, and eventually into the Dniester.  Some Polish and Jewish settlers lived in the town, and a desolate Jewish cemetery remains.

See my information and historical page on Narayiv village "NARAYIV - NARAJOW - ROAD TO PARADISE "


KOZOVA, Kozowa, Kozova

Population: ab. 5.000
Kozova is a district town 16 km east of Berezhany. Administrative center of Kozivskyy rayon (Kozova district, formerly part of Berezhany district). It numbers about 5.000 inhabitants. Though it is a small, it has many things to boast. A number of churches, including two newly built, monument to T. Shevchenko, old town cemetery and so on. Name Kozova presumable derives from Ukrainian word "koza" goat.

First ever online: VIRTUAL WALK THROUGH KOZOVA - photos and info on Kozova


KURYANY, Kuryany, Kurzany

Population in 1900: 1416 inhabitants (111 Jews), in
1939: 1880 inhabitants (30 Jews)

Kuryany is situated on both sides of the Narayivka River, in a beautiful valley surrounded by hills

covered with thick forests on both sides.  The main Ternopil-Stryj highway runs through town.  The name comes from the word "kuryty" (= to smoke) or "kury" (hens).  There are large deposits of sand near the village, providing some sand mining industry.  The distance to Berezhany is 13 km eastward.  The closest villages are Pavliv, Vulka, and Rohachyn to the east and Demnya and Pidvysoke to the west.  The village has an old Greek-Catholic Church, a supermarket, a T.

Shevchenko monument, and 11-year secondary school.


CHVERTI, Chverti, Czwerci

Small village next to Naryiv (Narajow/Narayev) and Shaybivka. The name comes from Ukrainian word "Chetvert'/chetvertyy" (Fourth part/fourth) or from Polish "Czwerc/czwarty" (fourth part/fourth).


SARANCHUKY, Saranchuki, Saranczuky

Population in 1900: 2031 inhabitants (56 Jews), in
1939: 2970 (60 Jews), present population: around 3000

inhabitants (exclusively Ukrainians)

Saranchuky is located in a large, fertile valley plain of the Zolota Lypa River, about 15 km south of

Berezhany.  The name comes from the word "sarancha" (=Locust).  The Saranchuky area is very densely populated, and there are a few other villages virtually merged with it: Rybnyky, Potutory, and Kotiv.  The closest railroad station is in Potutory, and there is a small railway stop in Rybnyky.  Many believe that Saranchuky used to be a Tartar settlement.


Trostyanets' (Trostyanets), Trostyanyets, Troscianiec

Total population in 1900: 1179 inhabitants (19 Jews),
in 1939: 1370 inhabitants (5 Jews)

The current population is decreasing as a result of the remoteness of the village, and many houses are

left empty.  The Zakharii family comes from Trostyanets.  Two Zakharii brothers were among the

first settlers in Trostynets in the 18th century. Legend relates that they settled there, fleeing the

army from the Carpathians.  Another native Trostyanets family was Lyctey family.  The name is very ancient and comes from the word "Luk" (bow) and Lyctey means bow-maker.  The

village is located in a very remote forest area about 25 km south-west of Berezhany, among thick and large forests which provided the name for the village,Trostyanets (from "Troshchi," thick woods).  The landscape is very picturesque, with a little brook in the village valley, surrounded by pasture hills on both sides.  One hill's name is "Sus' hill" from the Tartar word "sus," swine.  There was a fire-post on that mountain which gave signs when the Tartars came to invade.  There is a lake at the southern end of the village.  The closest villages are Siltse (Siulko) and

Kvitkove (formerly Bozhykiv).  The town witnessed front-line fighting during the First World War, and there is a desolate Russian military cemetery with Orthodox crosses deep in the woods.

For more info see:

My historical page on Trostyanets' village "TROSTYANETS - THROUGH CENTURIES WITH FAITH AND HOPE "


KOTIV, Kotov, Kotow

The village of Kotiv borders Saranchuky and Rybnyky, about 17 km south of Berezhany, on the road between Berezhany and Trostyanets.  It is separated from Trostyanets by dense woods.  I myself walked this way once to my family's village, Trostyanets, where we still have the old house.  Kotiv has a picturesque landscape and an old church where my great-grandparents were married.  The name comes from the Ukrainian/Polish "Kit/Kot" (cat).


VILKHOVETS, Olkhovets, Olchowiec

Vilkhovets is a small vlllage on the road between Berezhany and Rybnyky, about 5 km south west of
Berezhany through a forest. The name comes from the Ukrainian word "Vilkha" (a kind of tree).  I was there many times during school on agricultural work trips since there are many fields around the village where potatoes and beats grow.


ZHUKIV, Zhukov, Zukow

Zhukiv is a major village about 18 km north of Berezhany.  It is the native village of the Lepky
family, including the famous Ukrainian writer Bohdan Lepky.  The name comes from the Ukrainian "Zhuk" (a buck).


MECHYSHCHIV. Mechishchev, Mieczyszczow

Population in 1900: 1906 (116 Jews), in 1939: 2970 (50
Jews), present day: around 3000

Mechyshchiv is one of the most ancient villages in the district and is located in the hilly area 15 km

south-west of Berzehany.  The name comes from the word "mech," sword, since it was a village where swords were produced was located on a major trade route during the era of the Polish kingdom and Kievan Rus. Now, this area is quite remote, and the Mechsyhchiv  railroad station is located about 4 km from the village itself.  There was once a major Polish colony (from Mazowsze in Poland) in Mechyshchiv.  In 1944, after Nazis discovered the Jewish dentist names Dnnes on the village street, they mudered 30 Jewish families (around 100 persons) hiding in Mechyshchiv.  The closest villages are Dibrova, Hutysko, Rybnyky, Kotiv, and the hamlet Nahrabye.


HAYOK/HAJOK, Gaek/Gayek, Hajok

Small village a few kilometers north of Berezhany, close to such villages as Lapshyn, Verbiv and hamlet Rozsokhy. The name Hayok literally means "Small garden or wood" in Ukrainian.


HUTYSKO, Gutisko, Hutisko

Hutysko is rather a scattered hamlet (17 km west of Berezhany), nestled in remote, extremely beautiful, bare hills named Holytsi (from the  word "holyj,"naked) area, where many unique grass plants are still found (including the "Tatars'ke Zillia," Tartar for green or grass flower).  With its unique flora, this area had been preserved as a nature reservation park.  There are also many birds in little woods and on the hills and different plants bucks in the grasses.  There are huge fields of wheat and beats covered with red poppy flowers and blue cornflowers along the hills, and no soul is around, just blue sky.  Holytsi (formerly Golice or Holice) is my favorite area.  I used to go there very often from by bike from Pidvysoke with my grandfather since the local kolkhoz (collective farm) had a grassfield plots there, which were allocated to local population, including my grandfather.  Hutysko is former Polish colony/current Lemko settlement (Lemky are Ukrainian ethnic group from  Poland's Carpathian Bieszczady region  resettled forcefully to Ukraine during the operation "Vistula" in 1945).  Hutysko is famous because of its Lemko wood-art masters, who carve beautiful eagles out of wood.  The closest railroad station is in the hamlet Nahrabye, and the closest villages are Demnya, Pidvysoke, and Kuryany.  The name comes from the Ukrainian/Polish word "Huta," iron/metal/glass enterprise.


PIDHAYTSI, Podgaycy, Podhajce

Present day population: about 12.000, exclusively Ukrainains
During the pre-war times the population of the town was mostly Jewish and Polish.
Town had a large Jewish community before the war. (In 1764: 1,079 Jews; In 1910 it numbered around 6.000 Jews and in 1931 there were 2,872 Jews)

The name comes from two Ukrainian words: "Pid" - under and "Hay" - wood.
The town is presently the administrative district center of the Pidhaytsi District and belonged to the

Berezhany District during the Soviet times. Present day population: around 11,000 inhabitants.

Pidhaytsi is a town located on the Koropets River in the Berezhany District, 24 km from the Potutory railroad station and about 34 km south of Berezhany, through large, dense woods, beyond the village of Myrne (formerly Telacze / Telache, Telyache).  It is the only sizeable town besides Berezhany in the area.  Recently, as previously mentioned, Pidhaytsi was placed into a separate district from Berzehany.  This new district incorporates the villages of Nosiv, Nadorozhniv, and many others.  Pidhaytsi boasts the Uspenska (Dormition) Church, which was built in 1650-1653 in Renaissance style.  The construction of its roof is unique in Ukraine.  It contains 18th century Baroque paintings and sculptures.  There is also the Spaska (Assumption) Church, erected in 1772, and a 19th century bell tower.  This wood structure was built by Galician folk master-builders.  The 16th-17th cen. Synagogue is one of the oldest buildings in the city. The original ornamentation has been preserved in the synagogue.  Pidhaytsi had strong Polish community, and thus has a Roman Catholic church, built in 1634.  It was built in the late Gothic style with some Renaissance elements, synthesizing various architectural styles. In 1667 Pidhaytsi and the area suffered (in particular the Jews) great invasion of the Tartars.  I was in Pidhaytsi just once.  My father was there in the hospital, and we went to visit him with my older brother Bohdan.  The bus from Berezhany to Pidhaytsi runs entirely through the endless forests and stops in Myrne (Letyatin)on the way.

For more info see:

My historical and info page on Pidhaytsi "PIDHAYTSI - PODHAJCE - PODGAYTSY, TOWN INFORMATIONAL SITE "

Two other links on Pidhaytsi that I found:

Jewish Pidhaytsi History
Other Jewish Site on Pidhaytsi


ZAVALIV, Zavalov, Zawalow

Zavaliv is a small but renown historical town or rather a big village (with a population up to 10.000 inhabitants) located 10 km south-west from Pidhaytsi in present day Pidhaytsi district (formerly Berezhany district) of Ternopil region. It is situated on the banks of the same Zolota Lypa (Golden Lime Tree) river as Berezhany is. The name comes from two Ukrainian words: "za" - behind and "val" - ground wall, a large ground fence. The town's population is exclusively Ukrainian now (Greek Catholic by confession) although before the war in 1939 most of the inhabitants were Poles and Jews (30 Jewish families, all of them with coming of Nazis were taken to Jewish Ghetto in Pidhaytsi and afterwards to Belzec camp being extraminated). Ukrainains inhabited the rural areas mostly. Zavaliv boasts large forests areas around and beautiful Golden Lime Tree River valley landscapes.  Daily bus from Berezhany to Zavaliv runs every morning from Berezhany Main Bus Station .There is no railway connection to Zavaliv. Zavaliv is straight (around 30 km) southward from Berezhany. The closest villages and towns are Nosiv, Pidhaytsi, Monastyryska. The twon is located on the road connecting Pidhaytsi with Ivano-Frankivsk region on the west.

Links on Zavaliv:

Link on reminensces of the Ukrainian Skoryk Family from Zavaliv in Australia

Also in Dec. 25 1998 there was an article in Jewish Week mentioning Holocaust in Zavaliv and underlining anti-semitic Ukrainian colours what became already a tradiational  and popular prejudice without knowing the reality, since many Ukrainains rescued many Jewish lives during the Holocaust. I know myself Ukrainian family  (of Hrytsaks) who hided and saved one Jewish family in Lypytsya Verkhnya near Berezhany, worth Yad VaShem. Also Israeli Prof Shimon Redlich was saved by Ukrainian family. He wrote a number of materials on this topic.


REKSHYN, Rekszyn

Population in 1900: 882 (78 Jews)
Population in 1939: 1080 (40 Jews)


KUROPATNYKY (Kuropatniki)

Population in 1900: 1827 (72 Jews)
Population in 1939: 2640 (20 Jews)

Kuropatnyky boasts a mineral water deposits and is known as a mineral resort. The name comes from "kuropatka" (partridge)


DEMNYA, Dyemnya, Demnya

Present day population is about 100-200 inhabitants. Demnya is situated 15 km west of Berezhany, just before Pidvysoke.  The name comes from the word "Dym" (smoke).  This village is very small and has 200 inhabitants or less and has almost merged with Pidvysoke.  The Ternopil-Stryj highway runs through Demnya, and Demnya is located at a junction with the road to Hutysko.  Demnya has an old mll.  The Naraivka River runs through Demnya, too.  I have been to this village many, many times since I grew up in Pidvysoke, and the bus from Berezhany to Pidvysoke runs through this village.


PRYVITNE (formerly Bozhykiv, Bozykow) Privetnoye, Bozykow

The primary name of this village is Bozhykiv but after the war when the area was incorporated into the soviet Union the village was given a new name "Pryvitne" ('welcoming' if to translate), since the old one sounded anti Soviet ideologically (deriving from 'Boh' which means 'God' in Ukrainian). Although local inhabitants used and use the old name further. I was in Pryvitne myself and walked all the way from Pryvitne to Trostyanets by foot once (the distance to Trostyanets is about 4 kilometers). The village is very rural, agricultural and remote on the way from Berezhany southward to Pidhaytsi at the crossroad point where field roads to Trostyanets and Siltse start from the main road. The village boasts great Greek-Catholic Church. My great, great, great grandmother Anna Tatarchuk comes from that village (see genealogical tree of my family).


KVITKOVE (formerly Siolko, Siltse Bozykivs'ke) Kvitkovoye, Siolko

During Soviet rule, Siltse was renamed into Kvitkove (from 'kvitka' - flower) in 1964 . Siltse is the village located next to Bozhykiv and Trostyanets'. Siltse Bozhkivske means 'Bozhykiv settlement' since it was settled from nearby Bozhykiv orihinally. It was one of the villages in Western Ukraine where the Pentecostal movement started in the 1930 s, intiated in Siltse by the Ukrainian emmigrant Bobyk, who returned from the States and srated preaching he gospel he heard in the States. Among the first follwers were my grandgrandfather Fedir (Theodore) Zakharii who started attending Pentecostal Congregation in Siltse from his village of Trostyanets. Siltse is just behind the Sus mountain from Trostyanets.


NADOROZHNIV, Nadorozhnev, Nadoroznow


POTUTORY, Potutory, Potutory

Potutory is the major railroad station in the area and a village about 10 km south from Berezhany.  The rail line Ternopil-Khodoriv goes to Berezhany passing through Potutory.  The line used to go from Pototory north on to Lviv, but during the Second World War the line Berezhany-Lviv was destroyed.  The village itself is located about 1 km from the Potutory railroad station itself, and thus there are actually two villages: Potutory and Potutory Station.  The closest
villages are Zhovnivka, Rybnyky, Saranchuky, Kotiv, and Vilhovets.  Potutory boasts little lakes and some beat farming, as well as a center for railroad loading.

See also Potutory Parket and Timber Cutting Guilds of Berezhany Furniture factory


LAPSHYN, Lapshin, Lapszyn

Lapshyn is a village on the very outskirts of Berezhany, beyond the Berezhany lake.
It has perahps 1000 inhabitants and is in a walking distance from Berezhany.



MOLOKHIV, Molokhov, Molochow

Molokhiv is a remote village hamlet in the depth of the woods south-west from Berezhany not far from Trostyanets and  Bozhykiv (Kvitkove). The village is so remote, that everybody jokes about Molokhiv in Berezhany in terms of retardnees of its inhabitants trying to underline absence of any culture and civilization because of this remote hamlet location in wild forests. Also the village is one of the most ancient places in the area, what indicates the village name itself, which might derive fro the name of one of the heathen gods and idols "Molokh" (Moloch), yet of pre-Christian times. Legend goes that there was a offerings stone altar to this heathen god. The word might come from the Ukrainian  verb "moloty" (to mill) as a mill's place, what I doubt.


VIVSIA, Ovsie, Owsie

Population in 1900: 1320 (64 Jews)
Population in 1939: 1690 (20 Jews)

The village is located near Kozova eastward from Berezhany, presently in Kozova district, which used to be part of Berezhany powiat (district in Polish) before the war...


ROHACHYN, Rogachin,  Rogaczyn

Rohachyn is located in the valley of Narayivka river on its way between Naryiv and Kuryany.
It has glass factory producing primarily glass cans, where my gradnafther Bronislav Zakharii had been working for a long time as a supplier manager for this factory. The village is located oppoiste to another village, Vulka. The name Rohachyn come from the word "Rohy" - horns.

See also: Rohachyn Glass Blocks Plant Page


SHAIBIVKA (Shaybivka), Shaybovka (Shaibovka), Szajbowka

Shaybivka is the last small village of Berezhany District in its north-west corneron the road Berezhany-Lviv, next after Narayiv. Shaybivka is a Soviet name for this village given after a war, when Western Ukraine was incorporated into the Soviet Union and the Soviet Authorities started renaming the old names which sounded anti-communist and anti-soviet ideologically as for instance Bozhykiv (which derives from word 'Boh' - God), was renamed into Pryvitne, ('welcoming'). I just can not remind myseld the ild one pre-war version of Shaybivka. Shaybivka is rather Narayiv villages hamlet located on the very topof the hill and in the Narayivka river valleyis Naryaiv.


RYBNYKY, Ribniki, Rybniki

Rybnyky is located between the Potutory railroad station and Saranchuky and Kotiv, after Vilkhovets, about 12 km south of Berezhany in a large and fertile plain of the Zolota Lypa River.  Many argue that the whole plain was covered with water many centuries ago.  There are still many lakes and marches on the plain. Even the name itself--Rybnyky--derives from the word "Ryba," fish.  Rybnyky is situated on the rail line Ternopil-Khodoriv, and recently a small railroad stop was introduced there.


LITYANTYN (former name: Myrne), Letyatin (Mirnoye), Liciacin

The village was renamed with coming of the Soviet Power from Letyatin to Myrne, which means "peaceful" (myr = peace), as a popular communist peace slogan. Although the local population used the old name even after the village was renamed and recently the primary name was returned to the village again. It is located 15 km south from Berzehany in the woods on the halfway between Berezhany and Pidhaytsi...It is a very rural and agricultural village in a remote wood areas, populated solely by Ukrainians, mainly Greek-Catolic by confession...The old name Letyatin pluasibly derives from Ukrainian verb "litaty" - to fly


Ray (Raj), Rai / Ray, Raj

. Raj (ray) means "paradise" in Ukrainain and Polish.Ray is located two km west from Berezhany, being almost merged with the city. It boasts the beautiful park and former estate of famous Polish royal nobleman POTOCKI. There are many nice lakes and litle palaces in the park as well as the old oak, under which as some claim Khmelnitsky rested...

See also Ray Restaurant "Zelenyy Haj"

Historical page about Ray "RAY. A PARADISE? "


POSUKHIV, Posukhov, Posuchow

Posukhiv is another suburbiab but still separate from Berzehany nacient village, aout 2 km south from the city...It si located in large and long Zolota Lypa river valley, along the Lysonya hill, where in 1916 there was one of the greatest battles in the 1 st World War between Russian Tsarist armies and Coalition German-Austrian Armies, which included the units of famous Ukrainian Sich Bowmen, who are highly respected and honoured nowadays by local population. In Posukhiv there a maount grave of legendary Ukrainian Sich Bowmen. The similiar grave is at the Main Town Cemetry in Berezhany. There are alos Austrian military cemetries both in Posukihiv's Lysonya hill field and Berezhany Main Town Cemetry. The name Posukhiv comes from Ukrainian words "Posukha" - dryness or "sukhy" - dry. There is small and only railway stop on the rail line Berezhany-Potutory. This rail line used to run to Lviv, ut now it ends in Berezhany since the rest was desotroyed during the II World War.


BISHCHE (Bisce), Bishche, Biszcze

Population in 1900: 869 inhabitants (66 Jews)
Population in 1939: 1059 inhabitants (40 Jews)

Bishche is one of the oldest villages in Berezhany area. First historical records date Bishche as far as to 1339.


PAVLIV, Pavliv, Pawlow

Village next to village Rohachyn. Down off the main highway Ternopil - Stryy, some 10 km west of Berezhany. The name comes from Ukarinian firt name "Pavlo" (English "Paul"). Literally it means Paul's village.


POTOCHANY, Potochany, Potoczany


VOLYTSIA (VULKA), Volitsa (Vulka/Volka), Wolica (Wolka)

The proper name of the village is Volytsia but usually among locals it is referred simply as Vulka. It is located about 10-12 kilometers south west of Berezhany off the main highway, next to Roahchyn and hamlet Skliana Huta.


DIBROVA, Dubrava, Dabrowa


SHYBALYN , Shibalin, Szybalin

Population in 1900: 1981 inhabitants (30 Jews)
Population in 1939: 2410 inhabitants (10 Jews)

Shybalyn is a major village 10 km east of Berezhany on the Berezhany-Kozova-Ternopil highway.  It is one of the oldest villages in the area.  The name comes from the Ukrainian/Polish word "shyba," window-glass.

 


SKLIANA HUTA, Sklianaya Guta, Szklana Huta

A hamlet in forests about 12 kilometers west of Berezhany. It is close to villages Rohachyn and Volytsia. The name means "Glassworks" in Ukrainian.


LISNYKY, Lesniki, Lesniki

Lisnyky is a large village that has merged with Berezhany in town's western corner.  Now a sign for
Berezhany stands in front of Lisnyky, when entering the town of Berezhany from the west.  There is an area of private vegetable gardens, so-called "dachas," near Lisnyky.  My parents own small a dacha there, too, and I have been there and used to work there very often. The name comes from word "Lis" (forest), since the surrounding area is covered with large forests.


VERBIV, Verbov, Werbow

Total population in 1900: 1.584 (56 Jews)
Total population in 1939: 2.230 (50 Jews)


NAHRABYE , Nagrabye, Nahrabje,


NOSIV, Nosov, Nosow


BARANIVKA, Baranovka, Baranowka


ZHOVNIVKA, Zhovnovka, Zolnielka

Village next to Potutory, on an important road crossing just a few kilometers south of Berezhany. Railway station. Surburbian train Ternopil Berezhany stops there. The name comes from Ukrainian word "Zhovnir" (soldier) which derives from Polish "Zolnierz" (soldier).

Village shop in Zhovnivka, tel.: +380 3548 32459

See also: "Zhovnivka Cannery"


POMORYANY, Pomoryany, Pomorzany


DYBSHCHE, Dibshche, Dybszcze


NADRICHNE, Nadrechnoye, Nadrzeczne


TAURIV, Taurov, Taurow

1900: 2.711 (incl.104 Jews)
1939: 2.970 (incl. 40 Jews)


VYBUDIV, Vybudov, Wybodow

1900: 1055 (incl. 55 Jews)
1939: 1290


PLAVUCHA VELYKA, Plavucha Velikaya, Palwucza Wielka

1900: 2.049
1939: 2.760 (incl. 60 Jews)


PLOTYCHA, Ploticha, Plotycza

1900: 1.297 (incl. 67 Jews)


KONYUKHY, Konyukhi, Koniuchi

1900: 3.103 (incl. 37 Jews)
1939: 4.470 (incl.30 Jews)


KUTY, Kouty, Kuty

Village south west of Berezhany, close to villages Mechyshchiv, Dibrova, and Nadorozhniv. The name Kuty literally means "Ends" and comes from Ukrainian word "Kut" (end).


BUDYLIV, Budilov, Budilow

1900: 1.850 (incl. 66 Jews)
1939: 2.320 (incl. 130 Jews)


LOPUSHNA, Lopushnaya, Lopuszna

19 km from Berezhany, next after Pidvysoke, on the border with Ternopil Region
(Rohatyn/Rogatin District of Ivano-Frankivsk/Stanislawow Region)

Population: around 300 inhabitants

My grandparents live in Pidvysoke, just the last house in Pidvysoke, on the border with lopushan, which actually merged with Pidvysoke. Lopushna is primarily Lemko village, populated by after-war Lemko resettlers from Poland's Carpathians. It developed mostly after the war because of the local lime-stone mining and slaking industry. Before 1930 there were just a few Polish settlers' houses. It boasts also Austrian and Turkish military cemetries of the First World War times.
On the hill near Lopushna there was also the ancient heathen monument of Slavic heathen god of Perun, whom the local Ruthenian population was bringing offerings. The relics (the basement part and the god's feet were left only) of the monument were taking to the museum to Rohatyn/Rogatin.

It si located on the halfway between Berezhany and Rohatyn (the distance to Rohahtyn is 14 km through the villages of Chesnyky and Pukiv)  of the main highway Ternopil -Stryj.

Pidvysoke railway station serves this village as well. I grew up in Pidvysoke and Lopushna.


VERKHNYA LYPYTSYA, Verkhnyaya Lipitsa, Lipica Gorna

Presently in Rohatyn/Rogatin District of Ivano-Frankivsk/Stanislawow Region. Ancient historical settlement. After archeological excavations there during lte 19 th and 20 th century, new archeological culture (of Dacian origin) was discovered, which was named "Lipica Archeological Culture" (Lipicka/Lypytska Arkheolohichna Kultura)


SLOBODA  ZOLOTA, Sloboda Zolotaya, Sloboda Zlota

present-day Kozova District (formerly beloged to Berezhany District) of Ternopil region
1900: 2031 (incl. 192 Jews)

1939: 2570 (incl. 50 Jews)


HYNOVYCHI, Ginovichi, Hynowicze/Hynowice/Ginowicze

First historical mention dates to 1475


DVIRTSI, Dvortsy, Dworce

Small village in northern part of Berezhany district. Some 15 km north of Berezhany or so. The closest major village to it is Bishche. Dvirtis's telephone netowork is also in Bishche's ATS (Automatic Telephone Station). Other villages which are close to Dvirtsi are: Pysarivka, Poruchyn, Potochany, Rekshyn, Stryhantsi and hamlet Zaluzhzhia. The name comes from Ukrainian word "dveri" (the doors).


DRYSHCHIV, Dryshchev, Dryszczow

First mentioned in 1420


PIDLISNE, Podlesnoye, Podlesne

Village nearby Zhukiv. The name Pidlisne means "Near the forest" composed of two Ukrainian words "pid" (under/near) and lisne (neutral form of adjective "lisny" - "forest"). Other close villages to it are Hynovychi and Nadrichne. Among the inhabitants who have telephone are: Bezdukh/Bezduch P.M. (tel. +380 3548 32115); Leshchuk/Leszczuk A.M. (tel. +380 3548 32113) and Petrushevska/Petruszewska/Petruszewski/Petrushevski K.Y. (tel. +380 3548 32153)

Village library in Pidlisne, tel.: +380 3548 32113.


PYSARIVKA, Pisarevka, Pisarowka


PORUCHYN, Poruchin, Poruczyn

Village in north of Berezhany.
Village Library in Poruchyn, tel. +380 3548 31157


ROZSOKHY, Rozsokhi, Rozsochy

Hamlet in forests just a few kilometers north of Berezhany. Close to villages Lapshyn, Verbiv and Hayok.
Rozsokhy forestry administrator, tel. +380 3548 334639


STRYHANTSI, Strigantsy, Stryhance

First mentioned in 1578. The name come from Ukrainian word "stryhty" - to cut (usually hair, to make a haircut or to cut something with scissors)

Village shop in Stryhantsi, tel.: +380 3548 31183
Village club in Stryhantsi, tel.: +380 3548 31187


URMAN' (Urman), Urman, Urman

First mentioned in 1385


SHUMLYANY, Shumliany, Szumlany

First mentioned in 1773


YASNE, Yasnoye, Jasne

Small village near villages Baranivka and Kuropatnyky. The name comes from Ukrainian word "Yasnyy/Yasne/Yasna" (clear)


VOLYNIAKY, Voliniaki, Wolyniaky/Wolyniaki

Small scattered hamlet near village Hutysko and railway station Mechyshchiv. When I was a boy I was there once with my mother visiing a relative. The name comes from the name of Ukraine's region "Volyn" (Wolyn/Volynia) and if to translate literally it would mean "Volynians". Presumable it was settled by setllers coming from Volyn.


ZALUZHZHIA, Zaluzhye, Zaluze.

Small scattered hamlet near village Bishche in northern part of Berezhany district.


Other small villages and hamlets:

in Berezhany area:

Baznykivka (Baznikovka/Baznykowka), Vonsovychivka (Vonsovchevka/Wonsowczowka), Plikhiv (Plekhov/Plichow), Krasnopushcha (Krasnopuszcza), Komarivka (Komarovka/Komarowka)

in Pidhaytsi area:

Halych (Galich), Holendra (Golendra), Uhryniv (Ugrinov/Uhrynow), hamlet Pochmaystrivka (Pochmaystrovka/Poczmajstrowka), Hnylche (Gnilche/Hnylcze), Panovychi (Panovichi/Panowicze), hamlet Cherven' (Czerwen), Holhoche (Holohocha/Golgoche/Golgocha/Holhocze), hamlet Novi Holhochi, Mozolivka (Mozolevka/Mozolowka), Volytsya (Wolica), Zaturyn (Zaturin), Lysa, Serednye, Yablunivka (Yablonovka/Jablunowka), Rudnyky (Rudniki), hamlet Morgy (Morhy/Morgi), hamlet Staryy Lytvyniv (Stary Litwinow), Muzhyliv (Muzhylov/Muzylow), Bilokrynytsia (Belokrinitsa/Bialokrinica), Novosilka (Novoselka/Nowosiolka), Yustynivka (Yustynovka/Justynowka), Pershotravneve, hamlet Nova Hreblia (Novaya Greblya/Nowa Grzebla), Poplavy (Poplawy), Soniachne, Stepove, Voloshchyna (Voloshchina/Woloszczyna), Siltse, Stare Misto (Staroe Misto/Stare Miasto), Bokiv (Bokov/Bokow), Slovyatyn (Sloviatin/Slowiacin), hamlet Dibrova (Dabrowa)


This page is the most complete listing of all villages and hamlets in present day Berezhany and Pidhatsi district!
First and only list of Berezhany area villages on the Internet!


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