Galicia:
The Homeland
of the
Carpatho-Rusyn People

St. Mary's Carpatho-Rusyn Greek Orthodox Church,
Shieldsburg / Salemville, PA

by Ryan P. Washlaski, Web Master,
Raymond A. Washlaski &
Peter E. Starry, Jr. "The Old Miner", Mining Historian.
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Virtual Museum of Coal Mining in Wstern Pennsylvania
A Publication of the 20th Century Society of Western Pennsylvania
Updated Sept. 30, 2001

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Map of Galicia - CLICK HERE FOR ENLARGED VIEW Galicia, was a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, it was located in the Carpathian Mountain Region of Europe. It was a small country between Russia and Hungary at the turn of the 20th Century, ca.1900.

Enlarged view of Galicia Map. Click on map or here.

Map of Galicia, located in the northeast region of Austria-Hungary, showing the Carpathian Mountains, the region from which the Carpatho-Rusyn people came.
Galicia Region of the former Austro-Hungarian crownland to the north of the western Carpathians.  Its chief cities were Lvov, now in the Ukraine, and Krakow, now in Poland.
After two world wars and many name changes and divisions, Galicia enters the 21st century a land divided between the countries of Poland and the Ukraine.
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