Velyki Sorochyntsi is a village in the Poltava Oblast (province) of central Ukraine. It can be translated as the Grand Sorochyntsi. The current estimated population is around 4,037 (as of 2006 ). The name of the village came either from the slavic word Soroka (magpie) or Sorochka (shirt). There are many legends explaining the name of the village as the location of the Magpie's kingdom or of some magical shirt.
The earliest recorded mention of the settlement is in the 1620s. In 1646, the village became the domain of a Polish Prince from the Wiśniowiecki family. By the end of the 17th and beginning of the 18th centuries, the village was the location of a Cossack regimental government headed by the future hetman, Danylo Apostol, who in 1670 founded the Sorochynski Mikhailovsky Monastery.