Lebedyn (Ukrainian: Лебеди́н) is a city in Sumy Oblast, Ukraine. Lebedyn serves as the administrative center of Lebedyn Raion. It is administratively incorporated as a city of oblast significance and does not belong to the raion. Population: 25,617 (2015 est.)[1] An air base is located nearby.

Lebedyn

Лебедин
City
Ascension Church
Ascension Church
Flag of Lebedyn
Flag
Official seal of Lebedyn
Seal
Lebedyn is located in Sumy Oblast
Lebedyn
Lebedyn
Lebedyn is located in Ukraine
Lebedyn
Lebedyn
Coordinates: 50°34′59″N 34°28′56″E / 50.58306°N 34.48222°E / 50.58306; 34.48222Coordinates: 50°34′59″N 34°28′56″E / 50.58306°N 34.48222°E / 50.58306; 34.48222
Country Ukraine
Oblast Sumy Oblast
RaionLebedyn Raion
First mentioned1654
Population
 (2015)
 • Total25,617
Websitehttp://lebedyn.com.ua/

HistoryEdit

Lebedyn was built in 1653 as a small wooden fortress (ostrog) of the Tsardom of Russia[2].

In 1708 the settlement was a site of executions of Cossacks in Lebedin, in which supporters of Ivan Mazepa were mass executed on the orders of Peter the Great.[3]

Since April 1780 it was the administrative centre of Lebedin uyezd in Kharkov Governorate of the Russian Empire.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  2. ^ Лебедин // Большая Советская Энциклопедия. / редколл., гл. ред. Б. А. Введенский. 2-е изд. том 24. М., Государственное научное издательство «Большая Советская энциклопедия», 1953. стр.383
  3. ^ О. Г. Бажан. Лебедин // Енциклопедія історії України : у 10 т. / редкол.: В. А. Смолій (голова) та ін. ; Інститут історії України НАН України. — К. : Наук. думка, 2009. — Т. 6 : Ла — Мі. — С. 63. — ISBN 978-966-00-1028-1 Parameter error in {{ISBN}}: Invalid ISBN..