Yampil (Vinnytsia oblast)

Yampil (Vinnytsia oblast) [Jampil’]. Map: V-9. A town smt (2017 pop 11,221) at the junction of the Rusava River and the Dnister River and a raion center in Vinnytsia oblast, located on Ukraine's state border with Moldova. It is first mentioned in historical documents in the 16th century, as a trading center of Bratslav voivodeship. At the beginning of the 17th century it was acquired by Jan Zamoyski, who built a castle there. During Bohdan Khmelnytsky's rule it became a company town of Mohyliv-Podilskyi regiment and then Bratslav regiment. After being destroyed by S. Lanckoroński's troops in 1651, the town declined to a village. During the 18th century it belonged to the Potocki family. It was annexed by Russia in 1793, and became a county town in Podilia gubernia. Today it is an agricultural center of which the main industry is food processing.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]

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