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Chyhyryn or Chigirin, is a city and important historic site located in the Cherkasy Oblast of central Ukraine. From 1648 to 1669 the city was a Hetman residence, yet after a forced relocation of Ruthenian Orthodox metropolitan see from Kiev in 1658 it became a full pledge capital of the Cossack Hetmanate. Chyhyryn also became a traditional place for the appointment to the office of Hetman of Zaporizhian Host.NamesChyhyryn or Chigirin Czehryń, Turkish: Çigirin or ÇehrinLocationToday the city resting on the banks of Tiasmyn River is the administrative center of the Chyhyryn Raion with its current population estimated at just over 10,000. The city lies at an altitude of 124 metres above mean sea level. Minor industries, such as food and furniture factories, exist in the town today.HistoryThe area had been part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. It was ceded to the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth before the Union of Lublin. It was granted Magdeburg Rights in 1592 by Sigismund III Vasa.Chyhyryn is in Cherkasy Oblast. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Chyhyryn and add them to your vacation plans using our Ukraine journey planning website.
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