Snovsk (Ukrainian: Сновськ [snɔu̯sʲk]) is a city in Koriukivka Raion, Chernihiv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. Population: 10,825 (2021 est.).[1] It hosts the administration of Snovsk urban hromada, one of the hromadas of Ukraine.[2] The population was 12,315 in 2001.

Snovsk railway station
Snovsk railway station
Snovsk is located in Chernihiv Oblast
Snovsk is located in Ukraine
Coordinates: 51°49′13″N 31°57′03″E / 51.82028°N 31.95083°E / 51.82028; 31.95083Coordinates: 51°49′13″N 31°57′03″E / 51.82028°N 31.95083°E / 51.82028; 31.95083
City status1924
 • Total128 km2 (49 sq mi)
119 m (390 ft)
 • Total10,825


The city was named after the Snov River on which it is situated. The city was called Shchors between 1935 and 2016, in honour of Nikolay Shchors. On 21 May 2016, Verkhovna Rada adopted decision to rename Shchors to Snovsk and Shchors Raion to Snovsk Raion according to the law prohibiting names of Communist origin.[3]


On the eve of WWII, about 16% of the population was Jewish (1,402 Jews). The Germans occupied the city on September 3, 1941. They kept the Jews prisoners in a ghetto and subjected them to perform different kinds of forced labor. In 1941 and 1942, hundreds of them were murdered in mass executions perpetrated by an Einsatzgruppen in the nearby forest.[4]

Until 18 July 2020, Snovsk was the administrative center of Snovsk Raion (before 2016, Shchors Raion). The raion was abolished in July 2020 as part of the administrative reform of Ukraine, which reduced the number of raions of Chernihiv Oblast to five. The area of Snovsk Raion was merged into Koriukivka Raion.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 11 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Сновская городская громада" (in Russian). Портал об'єднаних громад України.
  3. ^ "Про перейменування деяких населених пунктів" (in Ukrainian). Holos Ukrainy. 21 May 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Yahad - in Unum".
  5. ^ "Про утворення та ліквідацію районів. Постанова Верховної Ради України № 807-ІХ". Голос України (in Ukrainian). 2020-07-18. Retrieved 2020-10-03.
  6. ^ "Нові райони: карти + склад" (in Ukrainian). Міністерство розвитку громад та територій України. 17 July 2020.

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