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Opolye, village

Subject / Topography/Villages

OPOLYE, a village in Kingisepp District. Population: 1066. The toponym originates from “opolye” = field edge, or elevated woodless plain. It is locate at the crossing of the Tallinn Highway and the Opolye-Volosovo-Gatchina road in the west of the Izhora Hills. First mentioned in the 1500 Rent Census Book of Vodskaya Pyatina as the center of Vozdvizhensky Opolsky Pogost in Chyud. O. has a culture house and library. The active Orthodox church of Exaltation of the Cross was built in the place of the church that had existed before 1500. The postal office building has survived (arch. L. Rusca, 1806-07.)

A. Y. Chistyakov

Chistyakov, Anton Yuryevich

Rusca, Luigi

Historical Toponyms/Chyud
Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Gatchina Town
Topographical landmarks/Izhora Hills, the
Leningrad Oblast, the/Kingisepp District/Opolye Village
Leningrad Oblast, the/Volosovo District/Volosovo Town
Historical Toponyms/Vozdvizhensky Opolsky Pogost

Subject Index
Opolye House of Culture
Opolye Rural Library, the
The Church of the Rising of the Cross (Opolye Village, Kingisepp District)