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.

The population - 60,000 (2012).

Phone 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 time mentioned in the year of 1385. In 1431, the town received the Magdeburg rights. Its development was affected by its favorable geographical location at the crossroads of the most important ways through the Carpathians (Lviv-Mukachevo) and latitude - to Carpathians.

There was a large defensive castle in the town (demolished in the Austrian period). In the second half of the 17th century, it was on the top of its prosperity (the development of the town was assisted by King Jan Sobieski). Later, in the 18th century, Stryi fell into decay.

In the period from 1772 to 1918, it was the part of the Habsburgs lands (since 1804 - Austrian Empire) and was the county seat, later - the county town and the center of the district court. The population consisted of Jews, Poles and Ukrainians - approximately one third for each nation.

More Historical Facts…

Stryi had commercial and administrative and industrial nature of the economy, its main business was loco-car-repair shops. On the outskirts, the population was engaged in agriculture.

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

German army occupied the city in July 2, 1941. 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 of population 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 junction 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.

In 2003, the construction of the plant manufacturer of electrical cable systems for cars was completed. The plant belongs to the German company Leoni AG (the planned number of employees - 4500-4800; investments - 35-40 millions of Euro).

The following culture institutions are presented:

  • School of arts,
  • Children’s music school,
  • Center for children and young people,
  • Museum of local history “Verkhovyna” with the subsections: Memorial complex “Fighters for freedom of Ukraine”, Peter Obal Museum, Olga Bachinsky Museum and the exhibition hall,
  • 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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