Kopyczynce

 

The Coat of Arms from the Austrio-Hungarian represented in an azure field two argent perpendicular anchors with laid in ornament or cords.

 

The Coat of Arms of the Polish (1920 - 1939) period represented in an azure field two argent perpendicular anchors with laid in ornament or cords

 

Short Description/History

There is a special interest in this town as my grandfather wa born in it.

First mentioned in the early 14th century, the town passed from Poland to Austria in 1772, reverted to Poland in 1919, annexed by the Soviets in 1939, seceded to USSR in 1945.

The village of Kopyczynce acquired its name in 1615 when the village was purchased as part of the estate of the wealthy Kopyczynce family. It became an important commercial centre for the surrounding agricultural enterprises. There is an old castle in the town, in deciduous woodland. Kopyczynce served as a rail junction, an agricultural trading centre involving starch manufacture, flour milling, and lumbering. Presently it has a toy factory, a canning plant and an agricultural school. Kopyczynce became the county seat after WW I because it had suffered little compared to the surrounding communities

Kopyczynce Municipal Court House

Additional information

Kopyczynce was known as a village in the first half of the 15th Century. In 1615 the Noble family of Kopyczynsky took possession of the village. A fortress was built in Kopyczynce, which more than once had to repulse the sieges of Tatars and Turks. Those frequent invasions caused much damage to the community. Kopyczynce became known as a noble-owned urban settlement during the late 17th or early 18th Century. During that time, and especially during the 19th Century, Kopyczynce developed into a trade, craft and agricultural industry center for the fertile agricultural surroundings, and mostly for the large noble estates. In the late 19th and 20th Centuries, the area produced fine wheat, sugar beet plants - raw materials for the small local industries. And, indeed, Kopyczynce saw the establishment of an oil plant, two breweries, a sawmill and a brick factory. The town grew rapidly after it was connected to the railway that led to Tarnopol. Kopyczynce was not particularly damaged during WWI; therefore, the sub-district government was moved from Husyatin to Kopyczynce during the inter-war period.


The Second World War

During the Soviet rule of 1939-1941 the situation of the Kopyczynce was similar to other places in the region. The community activities were discontinued and the economy was paralyzed. The Germans conquered the city on 7/7/41.



 

Population

1765

Unknown

1880

6,221

1890

6,967

1900

7,190

1910

7,171

1921

7,923

1931

Unknown

 

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