Petrykivka (Ukrainian: Петриківка) is a rural settlement in Dnipro Raion, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, east-central Ukraine. It hosts the administration of Petrykivka settlement hromada, one of the hromadas of Ukraine.[2] Population: 4,446 (2022 estimate).[1]

Folk art museum in Petrykivka
Folk art museum in Petrykivka
Official seal of Petrykivka
Petrykivka is located in Ukraine
Petrykivka is located in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast
Coordinates: 48°43′00″N 34°37′43″E / 48.71667°N 34.62861°E / 48.71667; 34.62861
Country Ukraine
OblastDnipropetrovsk Oblast
RaionDnipro Raion
First mention1772
 • Total14.816 km2 (5.720 sq mi)
 • Total4,446
 • Density300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Petrykivka is famous as a folk art centre and for its unique style of decorative painting, which is inscribed by UNESCO as significant Intangible Cultural Heritage of Ukraine.

Petro Kalnyshevskyi monument in Petrykivka



According to a legend, the settlement was founded by the Cossack Petryk, who gathered under his protection the serfs from the local villages.

Petrykivka was first mentioned in historical documents in 1772, when the residents of neighbouring Kurylivka village asked Kosh Otaman Petro Kalnyshevsky to move their Orthodox Chapel to a safer place because of flooding. According to that request, the wooden church was moved to Petrykivka.

During World War II the town was conquered by Italian troops.

Until the raion was abolished on 18 July 2020,[3][4] Petrykivka was the administrative center of Petrykivka Raion. After that date the village became part of Dnipro Raion.

Until 26 January 2024, Petrykivka was designated urban-type settlement. On this day, a new law entered into force which abolished this status, and Petrykivka became a rural settlement.[5]


  1. ^ a b Чисельність наявного населення України на 1 січня 2022 [Number of Present Population of Ukraine, as of January 1, 2022] (PDF) (in Ukrainian and English). Kyiv: State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Archived (PDF) from the original on 4 July 2022.
  2. ^ "Петриковская громада" (in Russian). Портал об'єднаних громад України.
  3. ^ "Про утворення та ліквідацію районів. Постанова Верховної Ради України № 807-ІХ". Голос України (in Ukrainian). 2020-07-18. Retrieved 2020-10-03.
  4. ^ "Нові райони: карти + склад" (in Ukrainian). Міністерство розвитку громад та територій України.
  5. ^ "Что изменится в Украине с 1 января". (in Russian). 1 January 2024.