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Information about Chernihiv (Chernigov), Ukraine

Chernihiv (Chernigov in Russian) is a district and regional city on he Desna River. The population of the city is over 300,000.

In the 9th century it was the center of the Slav tribe of Siverians. The town is mentioned in the treaty of Oleh in 907. The town was named after Chernih Black.

In 1648 it was the center of the Chernihiv Regiment 1648-1781. One of the Colonels of the regiment was P. Polubotok 1660-1723, Hetman of the Left-Bank Ukraine 1722-237.

In 1932 the city became the regional center. The leading industries are light and chemical Chernihiv boasts of the Architecture-Historical Reserve, which includes 34 monuments of architecture.

The Spas'kyi Cathedral is an architectural monument of the Kyivan Rus. It was founded by Mstislav the Brave in 1036.

The city boasts of the Museum of M. Kotsiubyns'kyi 1864-1913.

Chernihiv is the capital of Chernihiv Region, which includes 22 districts, 15 towns, 31 settlements and 1519 villages.






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