Yavoriv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine


馃嚭馃嚘 Yavoriv (携胁芯褉褨胁; Jawor贸w; 讬讗址讜讜讗指专讗指讜讜, 聽Yavorov; Jaworiw) is a city in the Lviv region of western Ukraine which is around 15 km from the Polish border. It is the administrative centre of Yavoriv Raion and is situated approximately 50 km (31 miles) west of the oblast capital, Lviv. Yavoriv hosts the administration of Yavoriv urban hromada, one of the hromadas of Ukraine. Not far from it is the watering-place of Shklo with sulphur springs.


History The town was first mentioned in written documents in 1436. It received Magdeburg rights in 1569, from Polish King Sigismund II Augustus. Jawor贸w was a royal town of Poland. It was a favorite residence of king John III Sobieski. In 1675 John III signed the Polish-French Treaty of Jawor贸w in the town, and there he also received the congratulations from the Pope on his success against the Turks at Vienna (1683), and ratified the formation of the Holy League alliance in 1684.

Until the First Partition of Poland, Jawor贸w was an important centre of commerce, located along main merchant route from Jaros艂aw to Lw贸w. In 1772 it was annexed by the Habsburg Empire, and included within newly formed Austrian Galicia, where it remained until late 1918. In Galicia, it was the seat of a county, with the population of almost 11,000 (Poles, Jews, Ukrainians and Czechs).

In the immediate post-World War I period, the area of Jawor贸w witnessed fights of the Polish-Ukrainian War. After the war, the town became part of the Second Polish Republic, where it remained until the joint German-Soviet invasion of Poland, which started World War II, in September 1939. The Jews of the village were merchants or artisans. There was a synagogue.

During the invasion of Poland, on 14-16 September 1939, Poles defeated invading Germans in the Battle of Jawor贸w. Despite the victory, the town soon fell to the Soviets, and was under Soviet occupation from 1939 to 1941, and then under German occupation until 1944.

The Jewish population before the German occupation on 26 June 1941 was around 3000. Several hundred Jews were sent to local forced labor camps or to the Belzec extermination camp. A few were transferred to a labour camp in Lviv.

In 1944 the town was re-occupied by the Soviets, and in 1945 it was eventually annexed from Poland by the Soviet Union.

After the war, the Soviet Extraordinary State Commission reported that more than 4900 people, most of them Jews, had been killed in Yavoriv, in addition to those sent to Be艂偶ec. Only about 20 of the town's Jews were thought to have survived.

On 27 May 1947 the UPA blew up the statue of Lenin.

In the decades between the 1960s and 1990s the town was a sulphur mining centre; excavation pits and degenerated lands remain between Yavoriv and Novoiavorivsk.

On 10 December 1991 after the dissolution of the Soviet Union it became part of Ukraine.

On 13 March 2022, during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Russians bombed the military base in Yavoriv. A Russian military spokesperson claimed the attack killed up to 180 foreign mercenaries. The Ukrainian side claimed there were at least 35 dead and 134 injured. The attack was heard in neighbouring Poland.

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Yavoriv has a population of over 12,785 people. Yavoriv also forms the centre of the wider Yavoriv Raion which has a population of over 177,662 people.

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Twin Towns, Sister Cities Yavoriv has links with:

馃嚨馃嚤 Jaros艂aw, Poland 馃嚨馃嚤 Lubacz贸w, Poland 馃嚤馃嚬 Trakai, Lithuania 馃嚨馃嚤 W臋gorzewo, Poland
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Antipodal to Yavoriv is: -156.617,-49.933

Locations Near: Yavoriv 23.3833,49.9333

馃嚨馃嚤 Lubacz贸w 23.125,50.157 d: 31  

馃嚭馃嚘 Sambir 23.2,49.517 d: 48.2  

馃嚭馃嚘 Pustomyty 23.907,49.721 d: 44.3  

馃嚭馃嚘 Drohobych 23.511,49.352 d: 65.3  

馃嚨馃嚤 Przemy艣l 22.767,49.783 d: 47.2  

馃嚭馃嚘 Lviv 24.017,49.833 d: 46.7  

馃嚭馃嚘 Lvov 24.035,49.837 d: 47.9  

馃嚨馃嚤 Jaros艂aw 22.681,50.018 d: 51.1  

馃嚭馃嚘 Stryi 23.85,49.25 d: 83.1  

馃嚨馃嚤 Zamo艣膰 23.151,50.773 d: 94.8  

Antipodal to: Yavoriv -156.617,-49.933

馃嚨馃嚝 Papeete -149.566,-17.537 d: 16358  

馃嚬馃嚧 Nuku'alofa -175.216,-21.136 d: 16420  

馃嚘馃嚫 Pago Pago -170.701,-14.279 d: 15850  

馃嚰馃嚫 Apia -171.76,-13.833 d: 15771.8  

馃嚭馃嚫 Hilo -155.089,19.725 d: 12267.9  

馃嚭馃嚫 Maui -156.446,20.72 d: 12158.8  

馃嚭馃嚫 Maui County -156.617,20.868 d: 12142.4  

馃嚭馃嚫 Kahului -156.466,20.891 d: 12139.7  

馃嚭馃嚫 Wailuku -156.505,20.894 d: 12139.5  

馃嚭馃嚫 Honolulu -157.85,21.3 d: 12093.4  

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