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Mezentsev Palace in Novohrad-Volynskyi
Mezentsev Palace in Novohrad-Volynskyi
Flag of Novohrad-Volynskyi
Coat of arms of Novohrad-Volynskyi
Coat of arms
Novohrad-Volynskyi is located in Zhytomyr Oblast
Location of Novohrad-Volynskyi
Novohrad-Volynskyi is located in Ukraine
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Country  Ukraine
Founded 9th century
City status 1795
 • Mayor Volodymyr Zahryvyi
 • Total 26,67 km2 (1,030 sq mi)
Elevation 218 m (715 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 55,991
Postal code 11700—11709
Area code(s) 1811000000

Novohrad-Volynskyi (Ukrainian: Новоград-Волинський, translit.: Novohrad-Volyns’kyi; Russian: Новоград-Волынский, translit.: Novograd-Volynsky; Yiddish: זווילtranslit. Zvil; Polish: Zwiahel) is a city in the Zhytomyr Oblast (province) of northern Ukraine. It serves as the administrative center of Novohrad-Volynskyi Raion (district), though administratively it does not belong to the raion and is incorporated separately as a city of oblast significance. Population: 55,991 (2013 est.)[1]


The city had and important Jewish community, at the beginning of the 20th century, they are 10 000 members (50% of the total population).[2] In 1919, the Pogroms in Ukraine hit the city and troops of Symon Petliura murdered 1000 Jews.[3] At the start of WWII, the town had 6 840 Jews, (30% of the total population). Hundreds of Jews are murdered in mass executions perpetrated by an Einsatzgruppen in 1941. Survivors are kept imprisoned in harsh conditions in a ghetto and murdered in November 1942.[4] An important part of the town is destroyed during the war.

The town is best known as the birthplace of Lesya Ukrainka (Larysa Petrivna Kosach-Kvitka, 1871-1939), famous nationalist Ukrainian poet, playwright, writer and more.

The city has previously been known as: Возвягель Vozvyahel’, Звяголь Zvyahol’, Звягель Zvyahel, Звягаль Zvyahal’


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