- This is an article about the city in Ukraine. For other uses, see Sokal (disambiguation)Sokal (disambiguation)- Places :* Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Sokal, an eparchy of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church- People :* Alan Sokal , U.S. physicist and mathematician, famous for the Sokal Affair...
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Romanization of Ukrainian
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Sokal’) is a town
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located on the banks of the Bug River
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in the Lviv Oblast
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of western Ukraine
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. Serving as the administrative center of the Sokal Raion
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(district), the city itself also ranks as a separate raion
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within the oblast
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HistorySokal lay in Polish territory from 1918 to 1944. Its western part (the village of Zhvirka) remained in Poland between 1944 and 1951.
External linksSokal in the Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland (1890)
- Golos z-nad Bugu- Sokal District Council Publications. The newspaper was founded December 12, 1918.