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city, western Ukraine, on the Stryy River. It is an old town, dating in the chronicles from 1396, but it first became significant as a railway junction. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries Stryy was an important centre for the Ukrainian women's and cooperative movements. Its industries have included machine building and engineering, as well as food and light industrial concerns. It is also the administrative centre for the natural-gas industry situated in the surrounding area. There is a college of agricultural mechanics and a medical school. Pop. (2001) 62,479; (2005 est.) 61,502.