Stryi city, Ukraine (Striy)

The city of Lviv oblast.

Stryi overview

Stryi (Polish spelling “Stryj”, also spelled “Striy”) is a city located in Lviv region of Ukraine.

Population - 60,000 (2013).

Area code - +380 3245; postal codes - 82400-82419.

Stryi city flag

Stryi city flag

Stryi city coat of arms

Stryi city coat of arms

Stryi city map location


Stryi history

Stryi was first mentioned in 1385. In 1431, the town received Magdeburg Law. Its development was affected by its favorable geographical location at the crossroads of the most important ways through the Carpathians.

There was a large castle in the town. It was demolished in the Austrian period. In the second half of the 17th century, Stryi was on the top of its prosperity. Later, in the 18th century, it fell into decay.

In 1772-1918, it was the part of Habsburgs lands (since 1804 - the Austrian Empire) and was the county seat, later - the county town and the center of the district court. Stryi population consisted of Jews, Poles and Ukrainians.

More Historical Facts…

The national composition of local population in 1939: Poles - 34,5%, Ukrainians - 28,0%, Jews - 35.6%, Germans - 1,6%.

July 2, 1941, the German army occupied the city. During the occupation, almost the entire Jewish population was killed.

During the Soviet period, the industry grew rapidly and the population increased. The national composition in the postwar period in 1959: Ukrainians - 68%, Russians - 30%, other nations - 2%.

Stryi streets

Stryi city street

Stryi city street

Author: Lyubomir Shevchuk

Stryi street view

Stryi street view

Author: Lyubomir Shevchuk

Stryi street scenery

Stryi street scenery

Author: Lyubomir Shevchuk


Stryi economy

The city is an important railway hub in the western part of Ukraine.

There are several plants and factories:

  • car repair,
  • smith-forming equipment,
  • concrete structures,
  • glass making,
  • clothing,
  • footwear,
  • wood processing.

The following cultural institutions are presented:

  • the School of Arts,
  • Children’s Music School,
  • the center for children and young people,
  • the museum of local history “Verkhovyna” with the following subsections: the memorial complex “The fighters for freedom of Ukraine”, Peter Obal Museum, Olga Bachinsky Museum and the exhibition hall,
  • the museum of beekeeping of Carpathian region.

Stryi city, Ukraine photos

Stryi views

Stryi railway station

Stryi railway station

Author: Lyubomir Shevchuk

Stryi register office

Stryi register office

Author: Lyubomir Shevchuk

Stryj architecture

Stryj architecture

Author: Lyubomir Shevchuk


Stryi monuments

Stryj monument

Stryj monument

Author: Lyubomir Shevchuk

Stryi city monument

Stryi city monument

Author: Lyubomir Shevchuk

Stryi monument view

Stryi monument view

Author: Lyubomir Shevchuk


Stryi cathedral

Stryi cathedral

Stryi cathedral

Author: Lyubomir Shevchuk


The comments of our visitors

Ulrike Hofmann
Looking forward to visiting Stryi
We are leaving soon for Uzhgorod and intend to visit Stryi - thanks for the wonderful pictures. They strengthen the wish to see this lovely place even more....

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