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Rivne (Rovno) is a regional city and the capital of Rivno Region. The Population of Rovno is over 250,000.

The city is known since 1283 as a town of the Halytsia-Volyn" Principality. The town got its name because of the geographical position on the plane surface. After the Liublin Union of 1569 it became the Polish town. In 1793 as part of the Left-Bank Ukraine it was united with Russia. In 1920-39 the town was under the Polish rule. In 1939 as part of the Western Ukraine the town was united with Ukraine as a capital of Rivno Region.

Rivno is one of the industrial centers of Ukraine. The leading industries include machine engineering, large-panel construction and furniture-making.

Rivno is a cultural and educational center. The city boasts of three Institutes, theatres, the Philharmonic Society and the Museum of the Regional Studies, which includes the museum-reserve "The Cossack Graves". The museum -reserve is situated on the island of Zhuravlykha (Crane) in the riverhead of the Styr River. The museum was established in 1966 in honour of the Cossacks who fell in action in the battle of Berestechko in 1651 during the Liberation War of the Ukrainian people 1648-1653. The museum-reserve includes the Temple-monument and the wooden church built in 1650.

The monuments of architecture of the city of Rivno include the Assumption church with the bell tower(1776, the building of the gymnasium built in 1839 in the style of classicism.

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