Place:Chernihiv, Ukraine


Alt namesChernigovsource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) III, 171
Chernihivsource: Russia, National Geographic (1993) map supplement
Chernihivshchynasource: Wikipedia
Chernihivs’ka oblast’source: Wikipedia
Černigovsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Černigov oblastsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Coordinates52.217°N 32.75°E
Located inUkraine
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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Chernihiv Oblast (translit. Chernihivs’ka oblast’; also referred to as Chernihivshchyna - ) is an oblast (province) of northern Ukraine. The administrative center of the oblast is the city of Chernihiv.


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The Chernihiv Oblast was created as part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic on October 15, 1932.

The capital city of Chernihiv has known human settlement for over 2,000 years, according to archaeological excavations. The Chernihiv Oblast comprises a very important historical region, notable as early as the Kievan Rus' period, when the cities of Chernihiv and Novhorod-Siverskyi were frequently mentioned. The city of Chernihiv was the second most important Ukrainian city during the Rus' period of Ukrainian history, often serving as a major regional capital. Danylo of Chernihiv wrote of his pilgrimage to Jerusalem during this era. The numerous architectural monuments of the city bear witness to the invasions suffered, including those by the Tatars/Mongols, Lithuanians, Poles, Russians, and Nazis. On the territory of the region took place numerous tragic events such as Battle of Kruty, Tragedy of Kryukivka, and many others.

The oblast is located in the historic region of Polesia (translit. Polissia).

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