Population (as of January 01, 2022): 29,711 residents
Internally displaced persons (as of May 18, 2023): 4,036
The community includes 1 town (Pyriatyn) and 17 starosta-headed districts (45 population centres)
Pyriatyn is one of the three oldest towns of Poltava region. The first written mention dates back to 1154. It is mentioned not just as a settlement, but as a fortress city, an important stronghold on the border of Kyivan Rus in the fight against nomads.
Pyriatyn is the hometown of Oleshko Popovych, a legendary hero of the times of Kyivan Rus, whose exploits are recorded in numerous annals.
The town of Pyriatyn received Magdeburg rights 430 years ago, in 1592.
The Zakrevskys manor
There is the village of Berezova Rudka in the community located 28 km from Pyriatyn. It has the Zakrevskys manor – an architectural monument of garden and park culture of the late 18th – early 19th centuries of national importance.
The central object of the manor is a two-story neo-baroque brick palace built in 1838. It is flanked by elongated one-story outbuildings that form a U-shaped composition.
An ancient park with an area of 45 hectares grows near the palace, which is a monument of garden and park art of national importance. There are about 40 types of trees and shrubs, a 600-year-old oak, and an apple orchard. Two artificial islands on the pond are planted with weeping willows.
Taras Shevchenko visited the Zakrevskys manor in 1843, 1845 and 1846, staying with the Zakrevskys brothers – Viktor and Platon.
The architectural and park ensemble includes the ancestral tomb of the Zakrevsky family in the shape of an Egyptian pyramid. It is located in the southern part of Berezova Rudka. It was built at the end of the 19th century by Hnat Zakrevsky, who became fascinated by Egyptian culture while on diplomatic service in Egypt.
The Pyriatyn National Nature Park
The Pyriatyn National Nature Park is one of the youngest parks not only in the Poltava region, but also in the whole of Ukraine. It was created on December 11, 2009.
Despite its young age, the park has the status of a nature conservation, research, cultural, and educational organization. Three rivers flow through the park: Udai, Ruda and Perevod, which divide it into several sections. The total area of the park is more than 12 thousand hectares.
Here you can meet rare species of plants and animals, hear the unique singing of birds and simply breathe in crystal clear air.
Thanks to its location on the M03/E40 international highway and its proximity to the city of Kyiv (155 km), the economy of the Pyriatyn community has additional competitive advantages.
Food industry is the most developed sector in the community. The Pyriatyn area is even called the “cheese capital” of the Poltava region. After all, it is here that Pyriatyn Cheese Factory LLC (“Pyriatyn” brand cheese was among the top 50 most expensive brands of Ukraine), as well as the Lelyakivske Craft Cheese Factory operate. A significant driver of the local economy is Pyriatynsky Delikates LLC, which is engaged in the production of frozen semi-finished products.
The community’s small enterprises are engaged in the manufacture of custom-made household and office furniture, the production of bread, bakery and pasta, ceramic products, the processing and sale of beekeeping products, the cultivation of agricultural crops, and the breeding of cattle and pigs.
The agricultural sector is represented by 86 agro-industrial enterprises of various forms of ownership, including 26 farms that cultivate 45,500 hectares of arable land. Almost 10,000 hectares are cultivated in private peasant farms. Crop production dominates in the structure of agricultural production with a share of 93.5%. A share of livestock production is 6.5%. The main crops grown on the territory of the community are wheat, rapeseed, sunflower, soybean and corn, as well as vegetable&melon and fruit&berry crops.
A significant elevator potential is concentrated on the territory of the community – 176.8 thousand tons of simultaneous grain storage.
In addition to traditional types of agricultural activity, agro-enterprises of the Pyriatyn area are also developing other aspects:
Kryachkivka-Agro-Plus Private Enterprise engages in horticulture and berry growing;
Kalynovomostivske Private Enterprise develops mushroom cultivation and processing of sunflower seeds into oil;
Novodavydivske LLC engages in goat and sheep breeding;
Kodes Farming Enterprise has experience in growing lawns.
Community and War
The Pyriatyn community is located on the border of the Kyiv and Chernihiv regions, as well as in relative proximity to the Sumy region, where hostilities took place.
Given its geographical location, Pyriatyn has become a “logistics hub” for forcibly displaced persons: the number of received citizens has already exceeded 30,000, and the number of IDPs staying in the community has reached 4,000, including 1,289 children.
People of the Community
Residents of the community elected Andriy Simonov as Head in 2020.
He is 41 years old. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Law (with honours) and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Before being elected Mayor, he worked as a senior lecturer at the Department of Foreign Languages and International Law of the Ukrainian Academy of Foreign Trade, the head of the Pyriatyn branch of the Lubny United State Tax Inspectorate, and the CEO of the Kryachkivka-Agro-Plus Private Enterprise. He was a deputy of the Pyriatyn District Council (2010-2015) and the Poltava Regional Council (2015-2020). Since the beginning of the war, he has actively helped the military formations located in the territory of the community, as well as our soldiers of the Armed Forces, has ensured the vital activity of the community and the peace of its residents. He contributes to the creation of proper conditions for the stay of IDPs in the territory of the community.
The adopted Community Development Strategy for 2021-2025 defined the following development priorities:
PRIORITY 1: economic development of the community;
PRIORITY 2: creation of comfortable conditions on the territory of the community;
PRIORITY 3: creation of a conscious and active community with a high quality of life.
In 2022, these priorities underwent forced adjustments. Currently, considerable attention is paid to the community’s food security, energy supply, assistance to local and relocated businesses in creating new jobs, integration of IDPs into the community’s economy, and provision of comfortable conditions for life and development of the community’s residents.
Despite the war, the community has plans to implement the ambitious projects, such as:
Construction of the Pyriatyn Industrial Park
The plot area is 25.0 ha.
The estimated construction cost is UAH 130.0 million.
“Reconstruction and implementation of energy-saving and energy-efficient technologies in the Pyriatyn Lyceum, located at the address: 2a Vyzvolennia Street, Pyriatyn, Poltava Region. Adjustment”
Status: selected for implementation in 2023 under the Programme for the Reconstruction of Ukraine.
The cost of reconstruction is UAH 102.3 million, including: UAH 10.0 million from the community budget funds, UAH 92.3 million from the funds of the European Investment Bank.
“Rearrangement of the dormitory for the future Administrative Services Centre at 2 Heroiv Maidanu Square, Pyriatyn, Lubny District, Poltava Region”
The cost of the reconstruction is UAH 10.3 million.
“Reconstruction of the Yuvileynyi Stadium at the address: 2Б Vyzvolennia Street, Pyriatyn, Lubny District, Poltava Region”
The estimated cost of the reconstruction is UAH 40.0 million.