Image - Panorama of Zalishchyky during the interwar period. Image - Saint Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church (18th century) in Zalishchyky. Image - Town hall in Zalishchyky on an old postcard (early 20th century).

Zalishchyky [Заліщики; Zališčyky]. Map: V-6. A town (2011 pop 9,426) on the Dnister River and a raion center in Ternopil oblast. It is first mentioned in a historical document in 1340. From the 15th century the town was under Polish rule. In 1766 it was granted the rights of Magdeburg law. After the partition of Poland in 1772, it was annexed by Austria, and in 1868 it became a county center of Galicia. In the interwar period (1919–39) it was again occupied by Poland. Today it is a river port and a climatological resort area that attracts 10,000 visitors a year. Zalishchyky has three resorts, a children's tuberculosis sanatorium, and a tourist base. Grapes, peaches, apricots, and tobacco are grown in its vicinity. The chief architectural monuments are a 18th-century Roman Catholic Church of Saint Stanislaus and an 18th-century city hall, palace, and park. In 1927 a large Trypillia culture settlement was discovered there.

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

Image - The Dnister River flowing around Zalishchyky. Image - A panorama of Zalishchyky. Image - Saint Mary's Greek Catholic Church in Zalishchyky. Image - Zalishchyky: the building of the former synagogue.

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