Vorozhba [Ворожба; Vorožba]. Map: II-15. A city (2005 pop 9,800) on the Vyr River in Bilopillia raion, Sumy oblast. It was settled by peasants from Right-Bank Ukraine. It was first mentioned in a historical document in 1653. At the end of 1917 it was the staging point for the Bolshevik army that invaded Ukraine. It obtained city status in 1959. The city is a railway junction. Most of its inhabitants work in transportation, and its metalworking plants serve the needs of the railway industry.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]