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Kozelets is an urban-type settlement in Chernihiv Oblast (province) of northern Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Kozelets Raion. Kozelets is located on the Oster River, a tributary of the Dnieper. Population:The town was first mentioned in written documents in 1098, but its status as an urban-type settlement (a step below that of a city) was granted in 1924.Notable attractions in the city includes the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin designed in the Ukrainian Baroque style by architects Ivan Hryhorovych-Barskyi and Andrei Kvasov. Kozelets also houses several local food industries, and a veterinary technicum.HistoryKozelets was first mentioned in 1098 as a fortified town in the East Slavic state of Kievan Rus'. During times of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Kozelets was known by the name Kozlohrad (Козлоград).In the beginning of the 17th century, Kozelets was an important regional trade center. The town was also a sotnia town in the Pereiaslav and Kiev Regiment of the Cossack Hetmanate during the 17-18th centuries.Kozelets is in Chernihiv Oblast. Use our Ukraine journey website to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Kozelets.
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