Malyn (Ukrainian: Ма́лин, romanizedMályn) (sometimes spelled Malin) is a city in Zhytomyr Oblast (province) of Ukraine located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) northwest of Kyiv. It serves as the administrative center of Malyn Raion, though administratively it does not belong to the raion and is incorporated separately as a city of oblast significance. Population: 25,587 (2021 est.)[1]

Malyn Station
Malyn Station
Flag of Malyn
Coat of arms of Malyn
Malyn is located in Zhytomyr Oblast
Location of Malyn
Malyn is located in Ukraine
Malyn (Ukraine)
Coordinates: 50°46′8″N 29°16′12″E / 50.76889°N 29.27000°E / 50.76889; 29.27000Coordinates: 50°46′8″N 29°16′12″E / 50.76889°N 29.27000°E / 50.76889; 29.27000
Country Ukraine
Oblast Zhytomyr Oblast
 • Total60.92 km2 (23.52 sq mi)
 • Total25,587
 • Density444.5/km2 (1,151/sq mi)
Postal code
Area code(s)+380-4133
WebsiteMalyn governmental site

Located in a wooded area of Polesia (literally woodland), the city is known for its paper factory and a sheet of paper is depicted on the city's coat of arms. The city is located on Irsha river which is a left tributary of Teteriv.

Through the city runs an important railroad KyivKorosten and a motor vehicle highway Kyiv-Kovel-Warsaw.

The name of the city is traditionally connected with the Prince of Drevlian Mal who is mentioned in the Russian chronicles, particularly during the 945 uprising of Drevlian against Igor, the Grand Prince of Kyiv.

The town hosts a seismic monitoring station (designated PS-45) belonging to an international network of nuclear test monitoring stations intended to verify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) treaty.

FC Papirnyk Malyn is a Ukrainian football team based in Malyn.

Malyn is a small homeland of Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay, an Imperial Russian traveler, for whom Malyn served a residence to maternal side of his family.


People from MalynEdit

  • Batia Lishansky, Israeli sculptor
  • Rayisa Nedashkivska, Soviet-Ukrainian theater and cinema actress
  • David Nowakowsky, composer
  • Rachel Yanait Ben-Zvi, Israeli author and educator
  • Yuriy Karpenko, Ukrainian linguist, doctor of philology
  • Volodymyr Vaisblat, Ukrainian-Jewish scriptwriter and dramaturge, co-founder of the Ukrainian State Publishing, son of the Kyiv Head Rabbi Nykhim Vaisblat
  • Solomon Vaisblat, Ukrainian-Jewish dentist, surgeon, doctor of Medical Science, son of the Kyiv Head Rabbi Nykhim Vaisblat


  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 11 July 2021.

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