Kosov

Name in English: 
  • Kosov
Names in Ukrainian: 
  • Kosiv [Косiв]
Names in Polish: 
Kosów
Names in Russian: 
Kosov [Косов]
Names in Hebrew: 
Kosov [קוסוב]
Names in Yiddish: 
Kosov
Names in other languages: 
Cosău (Romanian)
Historical-cultural region: 
Eastern Galicia - Pokuttia
Administrative History: 
Years State Province District
Till 1772 Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: Kingdom of Poland Rus Voivodship (Województwo ruskie)  Ziemia halicka Stanislawów starostwo; Kosow powiat
1772-1918 "Hapsburg Empire", since 1804 - Austrian Empire, since 1867 - Austro-Hungarian Monarchy  

Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria (Königreich Galizien und Lodomerien)

Kosópowiat
1914-1915 Under Russian occupation General-Government Galitsiia  
1915-1918 Austro-Hungarian Monarchy Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria (Königreich Galizien und Lodomerien) Kosópowiat
1918 - May 1919 West-Ukrainian People's Republic    
May 1919 - September 1939 Republic of Poland Stanislawów wojewódstwo Kosópowiat
September 1939 - June 1941 USSR: Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Stanislav oblast'  
June 1941 - July 1944 Under German occupation: General Government (Das Generalgouvernement für die besetzten polnischen Gebiete Distrikt Galizien Stanislau Kreishaupt-mannschaft
1944-91 USSR: Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Stanislavov (Stanislaviv) oblast'; since 1962 renamed Ivano-Frankovsk (Ivano-Frankivs'k) oblast' Kosiv raion
Since 1991 Republic of Ukraine Ivano-Frankivs'k oblast' Kosiv raion

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Population Data: 
Year Total Jews Percentage of Jews
1765  ?  400 -
1880  2,784  2,179  78.26%
1890  3,037  2,472  81.39%
1900  3,094  2,563  82.83%
1910  5,563  2,950  53.02%
1921  4,234  2,166  51.15%
1931  ?  2,400  
1990 8,900 0  
2001 8,300 0  

Kosov is a city  at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains on the Rybnica River, 50 km from Ivano-Frankivsk. The town of Kosov was once a home of an influencial Hasidic dynasty.

The photographs made by Dr. Vladimir Levin  in August 2009 see at  Gallery section.