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Country  Ukraine
Raion  Hadiach Raion
Elevation  132 m (433 ft)
Area  17.78 km²
Local time  Tuesday 4:07 PM
Oblast  Poltava Oblast
Founded  1643
Time zone  EET (UTC+2)
Population  24,129 (2015)
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Weather  9°C, Wind E at 16 km/h, 54% Humidity

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Hadiach (Ukrainian: Гáдяч, Russian: Гáдяч, Polish: Hadziacz), sometimes spelled Hadyach, Gadyach, Gadiach, Haditch, or Hadziacz, is a city of regional significance in Poltava Oblast (province) in the central-east part of Ukraine. Located on the Psel River, the city is an administrative center of the Hadiach Raion (district). Its population is 24,129 (2015 est.).


Map of Hadyach, Poltava Oblast, Ukraine

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Hadiach was granted city rights in 1634. It was a city of Kiev Voivodeship, Cossack Hetmanate, and Poltava Governorate.

At times of Cossack Hetmanate, Hadiach was a residence of Ukrainian Hetman Ivan Briukhovetsky, election of which saw division of the Hetmanate along the Dnieper river (see The Ruin (Ukrainian history)).

Hadiach is one of the main points of interest to Hasidic Jews visiting Ukraine due to the old cemetery that is on the river running through the city, where Shneur Zalman of Liadi is buried.

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The main characters in Nikolai Gogol's story Ivan Fyodorovich Shponka and His Aunt are from Hadiach (Gadyach in the 1957 translation by David Magarshack).


  • Mykhailo Drahomanov (1841-1895), political theorist, economist, historian, philosopher, and ethnographer
  • Olena Pchilka, mother of Lesya Ukrayinka and a sister of Drahomanov
  • References

    Hadiach Wikipedia

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