Trostianets (Sumy oblast)
Trostianets (Sumy oblast) [Тростянець; Trostjanec’]. Map: III-15. A city (2011 pop 21,583) on the Boromlia River and a raion center in Sumy oblast. It was founded in the early 17th century by Cossacks from Right-Bank Ukraine. From 1780 the village belonged to Okhtyrka county of Kharkiv vicegerency, which was reorganized into Slobidska Ukraine gubernia in 1797 and into Kharkiv gubernia in 1835. From 1877 a railway line connected Trostianets with Kharkiv and Sumy and stimulated its industrial growth. In 1940 it was granted city status. Today it has an electric-appliance factory, a sugar refinery, a chocolate factory, and a lumber and woodworking plant. It was the home of a forestry research station of the Ukrainian Scientific Research Institute of Forest Management and Agroforest Amelioration.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]