Spas, Staryi Sambir Raion

Spas (Ukrainian: Спас, Polish: Spas) is a village (selo) in the Staryi Sambir Raion, Lviv Oblast, of Western Ukraine. Its total area is 0.62 km2, and the population is around 493 people.[1] The local government is administered by the Tershivska village council.[2]

Spas
Спас
Church of Saints Peter and Paul.
Church of Saints Peter and Paul.
Spas is located in Lviv Oblast
Spas
Spas
Coordinates: 49°23′37″N 22°58′04″E / 49.39361°N 22.96778°E / 49.39361; 22.96778Coordinates: 49°23′37″N 22°58′04″E / 49.39361°N 22.96778°E / 49.39361; 22.96778
Country Ukraine
Province Lviv Oblast
Districtsize Staryi Sambir Raion
Established1295
Area
 • Total062 km2 (24 sq mi)
Elevation
/(average value of)
373 m (1,224 ft)
Population
 • Total493
 • Density79,516/km2 (205,950/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
82073
Area code+380 3238
Websiteсело Спас (Ukrainian)

GeographyEdit

The village is located in the mountainous terrain of the Staryi Sambir Raion along the left (west) bank of the Dniester River. This area is also known as the Carpathian Foothills. The village is located 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from the district center of Staryi Sambir along Highway H13,[3] which runs from LvivSambir to Uzhhorod. The village is situated 99 kilometres (62 mi) from the regional center Lviv and 194 kilometres (121 mi) from the Ukrainian city of Uzhhorod.

History and attractionsEdit

The village is known to have existed since at least the year 1295. In 1301, Knyaz Leo I of Galicia[4] (ca. 1228 – ca. 1301) died in the town.
A few kilometers south of the village is a geological landmark called the Spassky Stone.[5]

 
Memorable stone in honor of the 1025th anniversary of the baptism of RUS

On July 28, 2013 a commemorative stone and memorable tablet was created and consecrated in the village of Spas to commemorate the 1025th anniversary of the baptism of Kievan Rus.[6]

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LiteratureEdit

  • Історія міст і сіл УРСР : Львівська область, Тершів. – К. : ГРУРЕ, 1968 р. Page 787 (in Ukrainian)