Brody Raion (Ukrainian: Бродівський район, translit: Brodivs’kyi raion) was a raion (district) of Lviv Oblast (region) of Western Ukraine. Its administrative center was Brody. The raion was abolished on 18 July 2020 as part of the administrative reform of Ukraine, which reduced the number of raions of Lviv Oblast to seven. The area of Brody Raion was merged into Zolochiv Raion.[1][2] The last estimate of the raion population was 57,457 (2020 est.)[3].

Brodivskyi Raion
Бродівський район
Flag of Brodivskyi Raion
Coat of arms of Brodivskyi Raion
Map of Lviv Oblast highlighting Brody Raion.png
Coordinates: 50°2′30″N 25°6′47″E / 50.04167°N 25.11306°E / 50.04167; 25.11306Coordinates: 50°2′30″N 25°6′47″E / 50.04167°N 25.11306°E / 50.04167; 25.11306
Country Ukraine
Region Lviv Oblast
Disestablished18 July 2020
Admin. centerBrody
Subdivisions
List
  •    — city councils
  •    — settlement councils
  •  — rural councils
  • Number of localities:
       — cities
  •    — urban-type settlements
  • 76 — villages
  •    — rural settlements
Population
 (2020)
 • Total57,457
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Area code380-3266
Websitehttp://www.brody.lviv.ua Brody

The raion was located at the easternmost portion of Lviv Oblast bordering with Rivne and Ternopil Oblasts to its east, Volyn Oblast to the north, Radekhiv Raion to the northwest, Busk Raion to the west, and Zolochiv Raion to the southwest.

Historically, the district (county) became known as border checkpoint between the Austria-Hungary Empire and the Russian Empire. As a county (powiat) it was established in 1866 as part of the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria. After World War I, the area became part of the Second Polish Republic within the Tarnopol Voivodeship. During the invasion of Soviet forces at the beginning of World War II, the district was established by the Soviet administration.

The raion had a city administrative area, a "town with three other villages" administrative area and 23 rural councils which were formed out of the rest of the 73 villages. Some councils included up to 10 villages (Ponykva), while some consisted only of a pair of villages.

SubdivisionsEdit

At the time of disestablishment, the raion consisted of three hromadas:[4]

Landmarks of architectureEdit

 
Ruins of Brody Castle with Potocki Palace
  • Ruins of the Brody Castle, built by Guillaume Le Vasseur de Beauplan (1630–1635)
  • Church of Vozdvyzhenia Chesnoho Khresta (former kosciol, 1660)
  • Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary (18th century)
  • Church of Saint George (18th century)
  • Church of Holy Trinity (1750s)
  • Ruins of Brody Synagogue (1750s)
  • Jewish Cemetery in Brody
 
Pidhirtsi Castle
  • Pidhirtsi Castle, built by Beauplan
    • Castle's kosciol
    • Inner court with a solar clock
    • Castle's garden
  • Church of Saint Michael (18th century)
  • 400-year-old linden tree
  • Plisnysko Gord
  • Order of Saint Basil Monastery (18th century)
 
Monastery in Pidkamin
  • Monastery UGCC (earlier Dominican Order) (Pidkamin)
    • Building of kosciol
    • Monastery cells
    • Defensive walls and bastions
    • Corinth column with a statue of the Virgin Mary
  • Several towns chapels
  • Dominican cemetery
  • 17-meter tall rock, leftover of a sea reef
  • Wooden kosciol of Yazlivchyk (1930s)
  • Potocki Palace in Konyushkiv (18th century)
  • Cossack cemetery near Shnyriv (1651)
  • Kosciol ruins of the former Order of Saint Bernadine Monastery

EducationEdit

Health careEdit

  • Brody Central District Hospital
  • Pidkamin City Hospital
  • Zabolotsi District Hospital
  • Dental Clinic

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Про утворення та ліквідацію районів. Постанова Верховної Ради України № 807-ІХ". Голос України (in Ukrainian). 2020-07-18. Retrieved 2020-10-03.
  2. ^ "Нові райони: карти + склад" (in Ukrainian). Міністерство розвитку громад та територій України.
  3. ^ Чисельність наявного населення України на 1 січня 2020 року / Population of Ukraine Number of Existing as of January 1, 2020 (PDF) (in Ukrainian and English). Kyiv: State Statistics Service of Ukraine.
  4. ^ "Бродівська районна рада (состав до 2020 г.)" (in Russian). Портал об'єднаних громад України.