Lubny city, Ukraine (Lubni)

The city of Poltava oblast.

Lubny overview

Lubny or Lubni is a city located in Poltava region of Ukraine. It is an important cultural and industrial center of the region.

Population - 47,600 (2013).

Area code - +380 5361; postal code - 37500.

Lubny city flag

Lubny city flag

Lubny city coat of arms

Lubny city coat of arms

Lubny city map location


Lubny history

Lubny is in the list of the oldest Ukrainian towns.

The settlement was probably founded by Kiev prince Vladimir the Great in 988. It was first time mentioned in written sources in 1107.

During the first period of its history, Lubny was a small wooden fortress standing on the Sula River. The settlement was growing quickly and, in the 16th century, it was a town ruled by Magdeburg rights with its own coat of arms.

By the 17th century, it was one of the largest towns in the region. The population was about 2,600 in 1638. It was the Cossack Regiment headquarters from 1648 to 1781.

It was connected with other towns of the region by railway in 1901.

During the World War II, after being captured by Nazi Germany army, the city was a major center of resistance movement.

Lubny views

Lubny marketplace

Lubny marketplace

Author: Sergiy Radchenko

Lubny post office

Lubny post office

Author: Sergiy Radchenko

Lubny electronics store

Lubny electronics store

Author: Sergiy Radchenko


Lubny attractions

The main sight of Lubny is Mharsky monastery located near the city with a six-pillared cathedral (the Ukrainian Baroque style), built in 1684-1692, and a bell-tower finished in 1844.

The monastery was founded by Isaiah Kopinski at the expense of Raina Wisniowiecki in the woods about six kilometers from Lubny in 1619.

Raina Wisniowiecki was an aristocrat of the Moldovan clan Mogila. She was known for its patronage of the Orthodox faith in Ukraine.

Several art galleries and museums are the other attractions of the city.

Lubny city, Ukraine photos

Lubny scenery

Lubny bank

Lubny bank

Author: Sergiy Radchenko

Lubny city electronics store

Lubny city electronics store

Author: Sergiy Radchenko

Lubny self-service store

Lubny self-service store

Author: Sergiy Radchenko


Lubny places

Lubny bus station

Lubny bus station

Author: Genady Kruglenko

Lubny school

Lubny school

Author: Dmitry V. Averyanov

Lubny music school

Lubny music school

Author: Sergiy Radchenko


Lubny sights

Lubny fire station

Lubny fire station

Author: Sergiy Radchenko

Lubny monument

Lubny monument

Author: Sergiy Radchenko

Mharsky monastery

Mharsky monastery

Author: Iurii Radchenko


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The comments of our visitors

Greg
Mhar Monastery
How is it that this magnificent monastery is now under the control of the Moscow patriarch? Both my parents who were born in this region, would be turning in their graves. I have visited Lubny and other places in the Poltava Province 3 times now and am disturbed by what I have seen.

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