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Drohobych

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Drohobych (Template:Lang-ua; Polish: Drohobycz, German: Drohobytsch; Template:Lang-ru; Yiddish: דראָביטש) is a city in the Ukrainian Lviv Oblast. Population 77,200 (2004).

Industries based in the city include oil-refineries, chemicals, machinery, metallurgy, and food processing.

History

Drohobych is first mentioned in 1387, and thereafter was part of Poland. The city received Magdeburg rights in 1422. The 1772 partition of Poland gave Drohobycz to Austria. Following World War I, the city was returned to Poland, but with World War II, the city became part of the Soviet Ukraine of the USSR.

Famous citizens include Bruno Schulz (18921942), a Polish writer and painter of Jewish origins. He was killed in the Drohobycz ghetto.

Population

In 1931, according to the census, the total population was 194,456, distributed among different cultures:

  • Poles: 91,935 (47.3%)
  • Ukrainians: 79,214 (40.7%)
  • Jews: 20,484 (10.5%)

Nowadays, its population is closer to 77,000.

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