The town has been ruled at various points by the Kingdom of Poland, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Austrian empire, the Austro-Hungarian empire, the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria, the Kingdom of Hungary, the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and is now part of the Lviv Oblast in Ukraine; as a result Bibrka has several official and native names, including: Bóbrka (Polish/Russian), Prachnik (German), and Boiberke/Boyberke (Yiddish). The city has a population of 3,980.
Bibrka was the site of a Soviet prison and detention centre that detained Poles and others in the mid-20th century.
- (Polish) Bóbrka (Bibrka) in the Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland (1880)
- JewishGen ShtetLinks, Bóbrka by Bev Shulster. Retrieved 25 May 2006
- My Bibrka (Ukrainian), (Russian)
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