|HOSHCHA: (Hosht, Hoszcza, Gosca): Rivne Oblast|
Alternate names: Hoshcha [Ukr], Goshcha and Гоща [Rus], Hoszcza [Pol], Hoshtch and האשט [Yid], Gosca, Goschtscha, Hoshch, Hosht, Osht, ..50°36' N, 26°40' E. 18 miles E of Rivne (Rovno), 20 miles NE of Ostroh (Ostrog). Hoscha is an urban settlement in Rivne Oblast in western Ukraine and the administrative center of the Hoscha Raion (district) with a 2001 population of 5,121. Hoscha was founded in 1152. 1900 Jewish population: 884.