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Country  Ukraine
Raion  Slavutskyi Raion
City rights  1633
Area  20 km²
Local time  Friday 4:07 AM
Oblast  Khmelnytskyi Oblast
First mention date  XVII
Time zone  EET (UTC+2)
Population  35,442 (2011)
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Weather  6°C, Wind SE at 8 km/h, 94% Humidity

Slavuta (Ukrainian: Славута, Russian: Славу́та, Polish: Sławuta, Yiddish: סלאוויטא‎, Slavita) is a city of oblast subordinance in the Khmelnytskyi Oblast (province) of western Ukraine, located on the Horyn River. Serving as the administrative center of the Slavutskyi Raion (district), the city itself is also designated as a separate raion within the oblast, and is located approximately 80 km from the oblast capital, Khmelnytskyi, at around 50°18′N 26°52′E. The city's population is 35,442 (Jan. 1, 2011).


Map of Slavuta, Khmelnytska, Ukraine


Located in Volhynia, Slavuta was founded by a member of Zaslawski family in 1633. As the family extinguished, all its possessions were transferred to Lubomirski family. Eventually the town was passed on to Marianna Lubomirska who married Pawel Sanguszko who turned the town into the family seat of the Sanguszko princes.

Between 1922 and 1939 it was on the Soviet border with Poland.

In 1791 the Szapira family set up a Hebrew printing press in Slavuta, which published an influential edition of the Talmud. Moshe Feldenkrais was born in Slavuta on May 6, 1904.

Famous residents

  • Henryk Rzewuski was a Polish Romantic-era journalist and novelist.
  • Evsei Liberman was a Soviet economist.
  • Moshé Feldenkrais physicist and the founder of the Feldenkrais Method, designed to improve human functioning by increasing self-awareness through movement.
  • Oleksandr Zinchenko was a Ukrainian politician who was Director-General of the National Space Agency of Ukraine from 2009 to 2010.
  • Family Sanguszko (Belarusian: Сангушка, Ukrainian: Сангушко) is a Polish-Lithuanian noble family of the Ruthenian (now Ukrainian) stock from the Gediminid dynasty. Like other princely houses of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
  • Eustachy Erazm Sanguszko was a Polish general and politician.
  • Roman Sanguszko was a Polish aristocrat, patriot, political and social activist.
  • Roman Damian Sanguszko, public and political leader, industrialist and landowner, collector.
  • References

    Slavuta Wikipedia