Berehove

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Berehove
Берегове — Beregszász
City of regional significance
Flag of Berehove
Flag
Coat of arms of Berehove
Coat of arms
Berehove is located in Zakarpattia Oblast
Berehove
Berehove
Location of Berehove
Berehove is located in Ukraine
Berehove
Berehove
Map of Ukraine with Berehove.
Coordinates: 48°12′20″N 22°38′50″E / 48.20556°N 22.64722°E / 48.20556; 22.64722
Country  Ukraine
Incorporated 1945
Government
 • Mayor Zoltan Babiak
Area
 • Total 19 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation 115 m (377 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 24,458
 • Density 1,371.05/km2 (3,551.0/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 90200
Area code(s) +380-3141
Climate Cfb
Website http://www.bereg.net.ua/
For the urban-type settlement in Crimea, see Berehove, Yalta Municipality.

Berehove (Ukrainian: Берегове; Hungarian: Beregszász) is a city located in Zakarpattia Oblast (province) in western Ukraine, near the border with Hungary. Population: 24,458 (2013 est.)[1].

Serving as the administrative center of Berehove Raion (district), the city itself is also designated as a city of oblast significance, with a status equal to a separate raion. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Hungary's Bereg County up until 1919 and between 1938-1944. From 1919 until 1938 it was part of Czechoslovakia.

Name[edit]

The dam in Berehove Postcard 1900
City limit sign, in three scripts, two languages.

The city has many different variations of spelling its name: Romanian: Bereg, Rusyn: Берегово (translit. Berehovo), Russian: Берегово (translit. Beregovo), Czech and Slovak: Berehovo, Yiddish: בערעגסאז, Beregsaz, German: Bergsaß, Polish: Bereg Saski.

Residents of Berehovo have voted on October 31, 2010 for renaming their city to Beregszász, the Hungarian language name of the city, during local referendum.[2][3] The voting turnout however only consisted of less than 48% with 4,688 voting for renaming and 4,358 against it, while 332 more voting bulletins were recognized as not legible presumably written neither in Hungarian or Ukrainian.

Administrative division[edit]

Part of the city is also a near adjacent village of Zatyshne of 504 people that has its representation in the city's council.

Hungarian has been made a regional language in Berehove in September 2012; meaning it will now be used in the town's administrative office work and documents.[4] This was made possible after new legislation on languages in Ukraine was passed in the summer of 2012.[4]

Climate[edit]

Berehove has an oceanic climate (Köppen: Cfb).

Climate data for Berehove
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.4
(27.7)
−0.2
(31.6)
4.7
(40.5)
10.7
(51.3)
15.6
(60.1)
18.5
(65.3)
20.1
(68.2)
19.7
(67.5)
15.8
(60.4)
10.4
(50.7)
4.9
(40.8)
0.3
(32.5)
9.8
(49.6)
Precipitation mm (inches) 45
(1.77)
38
(1.5)
39
(1.54)
46
(1.81)
69
(2.72)
86
(3.39)
74
(2.91)
68
(2.68)
48
(1.89)
44
(1.73)
51
(2.01)
58
(2.28)
666
(26.23)
Source: Climate-Data.org[5]

Demographics[edit]

In 1910, out of 12,933 inhabitants 12,432 were Hungarians (96.1%), 221 Ukrainians (Ruthenians) and 140 Germans.[6]

The current estimated population is around 26,100 (as of 2004).

In 2001, ethnic groups included:[7]

Variation of the city's shield

Notable citizens[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Berehove is twinned with:

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°12′N 22°38′E / 48.200°N 22.633°E / 48.200; 22.633