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Shtetls of Volyn gubernia

Shtetls of Volyn gubernia

We first appeared here about 500 years ago…

On the eve of the first world war around 400,000 of our ancestors lived in over 100 shtetls of Volyn Gubernia.

Most of Volyn shtetls are on this map

 

 

Nowograd Wolynsk, Zviagel, Zwiahl, Zwiahel (Polish), Zvihil, Zvil, Zvehil, זוויל ,זוועהיל, Zvhil (Yiddish), Новоград-Вол
9378 Jews according to 1897 census (55% of total population)

Ovruc, Ovrutch (Yiddish), Owrucz (Polish), Ovruch (Russian)
3445 Jews according to 1897 census (46% of total population)

Ostra, Ostraha, Ostre, Ostrog (Yiddish), Ostróg (Polish), Острог – Ostroh (Ukrainian)
9208 Jews according to 1897 census (62% of total population)

Rovne (Yiddish), Równe (Polish),Ровно – Rovno (Russian)
13780 Jews according to 1897 census (56% of total population)

Starokonstantinov
9212 Jews according to 1897 census (56% of total population)

Новые Веледники – Novye Veledniki (Russian)
569 Jews according to 1897 census (50% of total population)

Demidovka
678 Jews according to 1897 census (100% of total population)

Khochyn (Хочин)
730 Jews according to 1897 census (98% of total population)

Ozdititch (Yiddish), Ozdziutycze (Polish), Озютичи – Oziutichi (Russian)
701 Jews according to 1897 census (100% of total population)

Kysylyn (Kiselik)
873 Jews according to 1897 census (98% of total population)

Visotzk (Yiddish), Wysock (Polish), Vysotsk (Russian)
880 Jews according to 1897 census (96% of total population)

Targowica (Polish), Truvitz (Yiddish), Torgovitsa (Russian)
891 Jews according to 1897 census (98% of total population)

Райгородок (Ukrainian), Райгородок – Raigorodok (Russian)
946 Jews according to 1897 census (46% of total population)

Ragatchev, Ratchiv (Yiddish), Rohaczów (Polish), Rogachev (Russian)
1303 Jews according to 1897 census (94,% of total population)

Козин – Kozin (Russian), Козин – Kozyn (Ukrainian)
972 Jews according to 1897 census (53% of total population)

Грицев – Gritsev (Russian), Гриців (Ukrainian)
979 Jews according to 1897 census (97% of total population)

Jezierzany (Yiddish), Yezerzani (Polish), Ozeriany (Russian)
1013 Jews according to 1897 census (91% of total population)

Włodzimierzec (Polish), Владимирец – Vladimirets (Russian)
1024 Jews according to 1897 census (49% of total population)

Михайлівка (Ukrainian), Михайловка – Mikhailovka (Russian)
1047 Jews according to 1897 census (87% of total population)

Емильчино – Emilchino (Russian), Ємільчине (Ukrainian)
1049 Jews according to 1897 census (42% of total population)

Rafałówka (Polish), Рафаловка – Rafalovka (Russian)
1054 Jews according to 1897 census (52% of total population)

Belozirka
1070 Jews according to 1897 census (37% of total population)

Vyshgorodok
1078 Jews according to 1897 census (50% of total population)

Kostopel, Kostopol (Polish), Костопіль (Ukrainian), Костополь – Kostopol (Russian)
1101 Jews according to 1897 census (65% of total population)

Varkovitchi (Yiddish), Warkowicze (Polish), Варковичи – Varkovichi (Russian)
1109 Jews according to 1897 census (58% of total population)

Каменный Брод – Kamennyi Brod (Russian), Кам’яний Брід (Ukrainian)
1147 Jews according to 1897 census (65% of total population)

Puliny (Krasnoarmeisk)
1168 Jews according to 1897 census (43% of total population)

Lanovtsi
1174 Jews according to 1897 census (46% of total population)

Mizoch
1175 Jews according to 1897 census (44% of total population)

Olevsk
1187 Jews according to 1897 census (57% of total population)

Kamień Koszyrski (Polish), Камень-Каширский – Kamen-Kashirskii (Russian), Камінь-Каширський (Ukrainian)
1189 Jews according to 1897 census (97% of total population)

Cосновое – Sosnovoe (Russian), Людвиполь, Ljudwipol, Luduipol
1210 Jews according to 1897 census (85% of total population)

Krasnostav
1222 Jews according to 1897 census (56% of total population)

Ivanopol (Yanushpol)
1251 Jews according to 1897 census (25% of total population)

Искорость – Iskorost’ (Russian), Коростень – Korosten (Russian), Коростень – Korosten’ (Ukrainian)
1266 Jews according to 1897 census (48% of total population)

Rogachev
1303 Jews according to 1897 census (94% of total population)

Городница – Gorodnitsa (Russian), Городниця (Ukrainian)
1310 Jews according to 1897 census (57% of total population)

Poritzk (Pavlovka)
1316 Jews according to 1897 census (58% of total population)

Berezdov
1319 Jews according to 1897 census (49% of total population)

Стара Котельня (Ukrainian), Старая Котельня – Staraia Kotelniia
1345 Jews according to 1897 census (42% of total population)

Pitcheyev, Pochayuv Stary, Potchayev, Pitshayev (Yiddish), Poczajów (Polish), Почаїв (Ukrainian)
1377 Jews according to 1897 census (72% of total population)

Belogor’e (before 1946 – Lyakhivtsi)
1384 Jews according to 1897 census (26% of total population)

Троянів-Troianiv (Ukrainian), Троянов – Troianov (Russian)
1469 Jews according to 1897 census (20% of total population)

Iampol (Romanian), Ямпіль (Ukrainian), Ямполь – Yampol (Russian)
1482 Jews according to 1897 census (58% of total population)

Sofievka (Trochimbrod)
1580 Jews according to 1897 census (99% of total population)

Luhyny (Luchuny)
1599 Jews according to 1897 census (63% of total population)

Мельница – Melnitsa (Russian), Мельниця (Ukrainian)
1599 Jews according to 1897 census (62% of total population)

Kunev
1661 Jews according to 1897 census (57% of total population)

Torysk (Yiddish), Trusk, Torysk, Turisk, Turzisk, Turzysk Przedmiesc (Alternative Name), Turzysk (Polish), Турийск – Turiisk (Russian), Турійськ (Ukrainian)
1713 Jews according to 1897 census (58% of total population)

Lokache (Yiddish), Lokachi (Polish), Локачи – Lokachi (Russian), Локачі (Ukrainian)
1730 Jews according to 1897 census (75% of total population)

Ушомир (Ukrainian), Ушомир – Ushomir (Russian)
1754 Jews according to 1897 census (74% of total population)

Chernichov (Yiddish), Chernyakhov (Russian), Czerniachów (Polish), Tschernjachow (German), Черняхів (Ukrainian), Черняхов – Cherniakhov (Russian)
1774 Jews according to 1897 census (46% of total population)

Аннополь – Annopol (Russian), Ганнопіль (Ukrainian)
1812 Jews according to 1897 census (82% of total population)

Bilogorodka
1846 Jews according to 1897 census (34% of total population)

Stefan, Szczepan, Stepań (Polish), Степань (Ukrainian), Степань – Stepan’ (Russian)
1854 Jews according to 1897 census (36% of total population)

Миропіль (Ukrainian), Мирополь – Miropol (Russian)
1912 Jews according to 1897 census (39% of total population)

Shimsk (Yiddish), Shomsk, Sums’ke, Szumsk (Polish), Шумск – Shumsk (Russian), Шумськ (Ukrainian)
1962 Jews according to 1897 census (87% of total population)

Baranovka (Russian), Baranówka (Polish), Баранівка (Ukrainian), Барановка – Baranovka (Russian)
1990 Jews according to 1897 census (95% of total population)

Khoroshiv (Goroshki)
2018 Jews according to 1897 census (63% of total population)

Kul’chyny
2031 Jews according to 1897 census (47% of total population)

Naroditch (Yiddish), Narodyci, Bolshie Narodichi, Narodycze (Polish), Narodichi (Russian)
2054 Jews according to 1897 census (45% of total population)

Великие Межиричи – Velikie Mezhirichi (Russian), Великі Межирічі (Ukrainian)
2107 Jews according to 1897 census (67% of total population)

Aleksandria (Yiddish), Aleksandriia (Dutch), Aleksandrija (Polish), Александрия – Aleksandriia (Russian), Олександрія – Oleksandriia (Ukrainian)
2154 Jews according to 1897 census (68% of total population)

Berezhnica (German), Berznitsa (Polish), Byel (Yiddish), Бережница – Berezhnitsa (Russian), Бережниця (Ukrainian)
2160 Jews according to 1897 census (73% of total population)

Ратне (Ukrainian), Ратно – Ratno (Russian)
3089 2219 Jews according to 1897 census (72% of total population)

Beresteczko (Polish), Berestetchka (Yiddish), Берестечко (Ukrainian), Берестечко – Berestechko (Russian)
2251 Jews according to 1897 census (45% of total population)

Lukov (Matzeev)
2337 Jews according to 1897 census (60% of total population)

Klevan (Yiddish), Klewań (Polish), Клевань – Klevan (Russian)
2432 Jews according to 1897 census (65% of total population)

Tuczyn (Polish), Tutchin-Krippe, Tutshin (Yiddish), Тучин – Tuchin (Russian)
2535 Jews according to 1897 census (68% of total population)

Kolk (German), Kolki (Yiddish), Kołki (Polish), Колки (Ukrainian), Колки – Kolki (Russian)
2537 Jews according to 1897 census (58% of total population)

Krasilov
2563 Jews according to 1897 census (37% of total population)

Romanov
2599 Jews according to 1897 census (46% of total population)

Olyka (Yiddish), Ołyka (Polish), Оли́ка (Ukrainian), Олыка – Olyka (Russian)
2606 Jews according to 1897 census (62% of total population)

Torczyn (Polish), Tortchin (Yiddish), Торчин (Ukrainian), Торчин – Torchin (Russian)
2629 Jews according to 1897 census (58% of total population)

Sudyłków (Polish), Судилків (Ukrainian), Судилков – Sudilkov (Russian)
2712 Jews according to 1897 census (49% of total population)

Staryy Ostropol (English), Старый Острополь-Staryi Ostropol (Russian)
2714 Jews according to 1897 census (36% of total population)

Kupel
2727 Jews according to 1897 census (63% of total population)

Bereźne (Polish), Brezhna (Yiddish), Березне (Ukrainian), Березно – Berezno (Russian)
2765 Jews according to 1897 census (68% of total population)

Dombrovitsya
2868 Jews according to 1897 census (48% of total population)

Teofipol
2914 Jews according to 1897 census (65% of total population)

Вишневец – Vishnevets (Russian), Вишнівець (Ukrainian)
2980 Jews according to 1897 census (71% of total population)

Roschyschtsche (German), Rozishtchov (Yiddish), Rożyszcze (Polish), Рожище (Ukrainian), Рожище – Rozhishche (Russian)
3169 Jews according to 1897 census (83% of total population)

Uściług (Polish), Ustila (Yiddish), Устилуг (Ukrainian), Устилуг – Ustilug (Russian)
3212 Jews according to 1897 census (89% of total population)

Волочиск – Volochisk (Russian), Волочиськ (Ukrainian)
3295 Jews according to 1897 census (49% of total population)

Libivne (Yiddish), Lubomla, Zawalie (Alternative Name), Luboml (Polish), Любо́мль – Liuboml (Russian)
3297 Jews according to 1897 census (74% of total population)

Schepetowka (German), Shchepetovka, Schepetiwka, Szepietowka, Sepitivka, Szepetówka (Polish), Шепетівка (Ukrainian), Шепетовка – Shepetovka (Russian)
3880 Jews according to 1897 census (48% of total population)

Radzivilov
4322 Jews according to 1897 census (59% of total population)

Чуднів (Ukrainian), Чуднов – Chudnov (Russian)
4491 Jews according to 1897 census (80% of total population)

Korets
4608 Jews according to 1897 census (76% of total population)

Lieber Tov (Yiddish), Ljubar, Luber, Lubar (Polish), Любар (Ukrainian), Любар – Liubar (Russian)
6111 Jews according to 1897 census (49% of total population)

Polonne, Polona (Yiddish), Połonne (Polish), Полонне (Ukrainian), Полонное – Polonnoe (Russian)
7910 Jews according to 1897 census (49% of total population)

Словечне – Slovechne (Ukrainian), Словечно – Slovechno (Russian)
885 Jews according to 1897 census (56% of total population)

Sławuta (Polish), Slovita (Yiddish), Славута (Ukrainian), Славута – Slavuta (Russian)
8454 4891 Jews according to 1897 census (58% of total population)

Schytomyr (German), Zhitomir (Yiddish), Żytomierz (Polish), Žytomyr, Žitomir, Shitomir, Jitomir, Житомир (Ukrainian), Житомир – Zhitomir (Russian)
30748 Jews according to 1897 census (46% of total population)

Vladimir-Volinskiy
5869 Jews according to 1897 census (59% of total population)

Dubna (Yiddish), Дубно (Ukrainian), Дубно – Dubno (Russian)
7108 Jews according to 1897 census (49% of total population)

Baremel (Polish), Boremel – Боремель (Russian), Boremel – Боремель (Ukrainian)
‎1897 Jews according to 1897 census (87,4% of total population)

Zaslav, Izyaslav (now)
5998 Jews according to 1897 census (47% of total population)

Kowel (Polish), Ковель (Ukrainian), Ко́вель – Kovel (Russian)
8521 Jews according to 1897 census (48% of total population)

Kremenits, Kremenec’, Kshemyenyets, Kremenitz (Yiddish), Krzemieniec (Polish), Кременец – Kremenets (Russian)
6538 Jews according to 1897 census (37% of total population)

Łućk (Polish), Luzk (German), Луцк – Lutsk (Russian), Луцьк (Ukrainian), לוצק (Yiddish)
9441 Jews according to 1897 census (59% of total population)

 

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