Komancza Republic

The Komancza Republic,[a] also known as the Eastern Lemko Republic,[b] Vyslik Republic,[c] and Lemko Republic,[d] was a short-lived microstate, an association of thirty three Lemko villages, seated in Komańcza in the east of the Lemko Region, that existed between 4 November 1918 and 24 January 1919. It was headed by Head of the Council (голова Повітової Української Національної Ради, Head of the Ukrainian National County Council) Rev. Panteleymon Shpylka.

Komancza Republic
Flag of Komancza Republic
Location of Komancza Republic
Location of Komancza Republic
Wisłok Wielki (de facto)
Common languagesUkrainian
Head of the Council 
• 1918–1919
Panteleymon Shpylka
Historical eraWorld War I
• Established
4 November 1918
• Disestablished
24 January 1919
• 1919
circa 18,000
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Second Polish Republic
Today part ofPoland

Unlike the contemporaneous Lemko Republic to its west, the Komancza Republic planned to unite with the West Ukrainian People's Republic in an independent Ukrainian state (the Lemko Republic sought unification with the Russian Soviet Republic). Unification of the Komancza Republic and West Ukraine was suppressed by the Polish government as part of the Polish–Ukrainian War.

The Treaty of Saint-Germain made Galicia west of the San Polish.[1]

List of villages constituting the RepublicEdit



  1. ^ Ukrainian and : Команча́нська Респу́бліка
  2. ^ Ukrainian and Rusyn: Східно-Ле́мківська Респу́бліка
  3. ^ Ukrainian and Rusyn: Ви́слоцька Респу́бліка
  4. ^ Ukrainian and Rusyn: Лемківська Република


  1. ^ Magocsi, Paul Robert (2002) [1993]. "Central Europe 1918-1923". Historical Atlas of Central Europe. A History of East Central Europe. Vol. 1 (revised and expanded ed.). Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 127. ISBN 0-295-98146-6. OCLC 47097699.

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