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Information about Lutsk, Ukraine

Lutsk is the capital of Volyn' Region. The population of the city is over 200.000.

The cities believed to be founded by Kyivan Prince Volodymyr 1015 in 1000. The name of Lutsk came from the Ukrainian word "luka" (a meadow near the river). Lutsk is known since 1085.

In the 14th century Lutsk was under the Lithuanian rule. After the Liublin Union of 1569 Lutsk became a Polish town. In 1795 as a part of the Western Volyn" Lutsk was united with Russia. In 1921 after the Treaty of Riga Lutsk again became a Polish town. In 1939 as apart of the Western Ukraine the town was united with Ukraine as a capital of Volyn' Region.

Lutsk is one of the industrial centers of the Western Ukraine. The leading industries include machine engineering and metal-working. The Lutsk Automobile Plant produces motorcars of higher practicability.

Lutsk is one of the cultural and educational centers of the Western Ukraine It boasts of the Lesia Ukrainka Teachers Training Institute, the Volyn" Ukrainian Drama Theatre, the Philharmonic Society, the Volyn Museum of Regional Studies.

The city boasts of many monuments of architecture: the Upper Castle (13th c.), Puzyna House (16-18 cc.), churches and a monastery of the 16th century.






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