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Jewish Tours to Ukraine

On the territory of Ukraine there are many places connected with the Jewish history, culture and religion. Probably, the most famous are: Uman', Odessa, Kamyanets-Podilskyi, Medzhybizh, Berdychiv, Lviv, Chernivtsi and others.

Russian's Ukraine map, 1910The Pale of Settlement, pronounced in The Russian Empire, from the first side, limited settlements of Jewish, and from another side, it prohibited to do the farming, and that's why Jewish had to settle in the small villages and towns (Mestechko, Mistechko, Shtetl, Shtetlekh). These consequences created such unique tradition and culture of the small towns all arround the territory of the Western, South-Western and central Ukraine.
There are dozens of such not big towns in Ukraine, and maybe even hundreds. They are in every modern provinces (oblast')of modern Ukraine. Very often they have been saving the material evidence of that epoch till nowadays. 

The proposed list of the towns isn't completed. And we will plan with pleasure your customized and personalized tour to the places of your interest.

The example of the customized private Jewish Tour around Ukraine (report and review) see here:

Execution sites of Jewish victims map, East Europe: Belarus, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine
Execution sites of Jewish victims map, East Europe: Belarus, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine 

Podolia Gubernia (province)

Podololia Province, 1910The population density of Podolia Gesher (province, gubernia), according to the census of 1897, was 82,1 inhabitants per square versta (1 Russian sq versta = 1,1236 sq kilometer). Podillya province took the second place after the Moscow province in European Russia in a population density (not counting the provinces of the Kingdom of Poland).
The most populated was Kamenets district (uezd) - 105 inhabitants per sq. versta, the least populated was Balta district (uezd) - 52,5 per 1 sq. versta. 
The number of settlements in the province was 7.207 in 1897, including 17 cities and 120 small towns (shtetlekh, mistechko - Ukrainian, mestechko - Russian). 
In 1872, the total population was 1.954.627 inhabitants. And according to the census of 1897 - 3.031.513 (1.516.760 men and 1.514.753 women), which was about 2% of annual growth.
In 17 cities 221.870 people lived, or 7.4% of the province population (under the census of 1897). 
92,6% of the population of Podolia province lived In a countryside - in 1666 villages, 150 largest villages and farms - 2.796.429 inhabitants (1897). 

Bukovina (Bucovina)

Bukovina as a part of Austria was dominated by a two-ethnic Ukrainian-Romanian character, but with a significant proportion of Jews and Germans, as well as some ethnic groups and denominations.
After the administrative reform of 1850, the Duchy of Bukovina was divided into the city of Chernivtsi (Czernowitz) and 15 counties (povit - Ukrainian, uezd - Russian, bezirke - German):
Vizhnitsa (Viznitz - German)
Kimpolung (Dovhopil - Ukraiain)
Guragumora (Gurahumora - German)
Seret (Sereth - German)
Vashkivtsi (Waszkoutz - German)
Storozhinets (Storojinetz - German)
Kitsman (Kotzman - German)
Zastavna (Sastavna - German)
Suceava (Suczawa - German)
Radivtsi (Radautz - German)
Chernivtsi (outskirts)
After the administrative reform of 1865-1867, the number of counties was reduced to 11.
The religious composition of the population of Bukovina:
Jews in the population of Bukovina:
1857 - 29.187 (6,39%)
1880 - 67.418 (11,79%)
1910 - 102.919 (12,9%)
Due to unfavorable conditions, the emigration of the population became mass, mainly in the USA and Canada. In the years 1891-1910, about 50 thousand people left Bukovina.

Kiev Gubernia (province)

Kiev (Kyiv) Gubernia, 1910

Jewish speaking population in towns of Kiev Province (1897):
total in the province - 31%
Kiev - 12,1%
Berdychiv - 77,1%
Vasylkiv - 39,1%
Zvenigorodka - 37,6%
Kaniv - 30,6%
Lipovets - 47,6%
Radomyshl - 68,5%
Skvyra - 49,6%
Tarashcha - 43,6%
Uman - 57,1% 
Cherkasy - 36,9%
Chygyryn - 29,6%
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