For the eponymous town in Russia, see Ksnyatin

Sniatyn (also spelled Snjatin, Ukrainian: Снятин, Polish: Śniatyn, Armenian: Սնիատին, Hebrew: שניאטין) is a town located in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, in western Ukraine along the Prut river. It is the administrative center of Sniatyn Raion (district), and is located at around 48°27′0″N 25°34′0″E / 48.45000°N 25.56667°E / 48.45000; 25.56667. Population: 10,100 (2016 est.)[1]. In 2001, population was around 10,500.


Town hall
Town hall
Flag of Sniatyn
Coat of arms of Sniatyn
Coat of arms
Sniatyn is located in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
Sniatyn is located in Ukraine
Coordinates: 48°27′00″N 25°34′00″E / 48.45000°N 25.56667°E / 48.45000; 25.56667Coordinates: 48°27′00″N 25°34′00″E / 48.45000°N 25.56667°E / 48.45000; 25.56667
OblastIvano-Frankivsk Oblast
RaionSniatyn Raion
First mentioned1158
 • Total10,100

In the interbellum period, it was a rail border crossing between Poland and Romania.


The first mention of the town is in 1158. Ksniatyn was named after Kostiantyn Stroslavich, a boyar and general of Yaroslav Osmomysl. The town was given the Magdeburg Rights in 1448. As a result of the first of Partitions of Poland (Treaty of St-Petersburg dated 5 July 1772, Sniatyn (and Galicia) was attributed to the Habsburg Monarchy.[2]

For more details, see the article Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria.

Austrian postal card sent in 1875 from Sniatyn, Polish version

In 1939 Sniatyn was the temporary seat of American embassy in Poland, as the diplomatic personnel abandoned Warsaw after the first German Nazi bombings.

Nearly all of Sniatyn's Jewish population was murdered during the Holocaust. Many were shot and buried in the local forest. Some died from disease and starvation in the ghetto. Approximately 1,500 people were sent to Belzec.



  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  2. ^ Atlas des peuples d'Europe centrale, André et Jean Sellier, 1991, p.88

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