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Zhovkva is a city in Lviv Oblast (region) of western Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Zhovkva Raion (district). Population:.HistoryThe site of Zhovkva has been inhabited since the 14th century. Zhovkva was founded in 1594 as a private fortified town by the Polish nobleman Stanisław Żółkiewski, and, like Zamość, was built on an ideal Renaissance city plan. Due to its strategic location at the intersection of important trade routes, the town prospered.In the 17th century, it became the royal residence for King John III Sobieski of Poland, and a hub of religious life, arts and commerce. From its earliest days, the population was a mix of Poles, Ukrainians and Jews. Landmark buildings include a fortress-like synagogue, churches and monasteries.From the first partition of Poland in 1772 until 1918, the town (named Żółkiew) was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), head of the district with the same name, one of the 78 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Austrian Galicia province (Crown land) in 1900.Zhovkva is in Lviv Oblast. Put Zhovkva at the heart of your travel plans by using our Ukraine trip itinerary maker app.
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