Mizhhirya

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Mizhhirya
Міжгір'я
Urban-type settlement
Flag of Mizhhirya
Flag
Coat of arms of Mizhhirya
Coat of arms
Mizhhirya is located in Zakarpattia Oblast
Mizhhirya
Mizhhirya
Location of Mizhhirya in Zakarpattia Oblast
Coordinates: 48°31′43″N 23°30′07″E / 48.52861°N 23.50194°E / 48.52861; 23.50194Coordinates: 48°31′43″N 23°30′07″E / 48.52861°N 23.50194°E / 48.52861; 23.50194
Country  Ukraine
Province  Zakarpattia Oblast
District Mizhhirya Raion
First mentioned 1415
Town status 1947
Government
 • Town Head Vasyl Schur
Area
 • Total 4.58 km2 (1.77 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 437 m (1,434 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total Decrease 9,549
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 90004
Area code +380 3146
Website http://rada.gov.ua/

Mizhhirya (Ukrainian: Міжгір'я; Yiddish: וואלאווע, Volovo) is an urban-type settlement in Zakarpattia Oblast (province) in western Ukraine. The town is also the administrative center of the Mizhhirya Raion (district), housing the district's local administration buildings. The town's population was 9,656 as of the 2001 Ukrainian Census[2] and 9,549 in 2011.[3]

The settlement was first mentioned in 1415 as a possession of the Hungarian feudal lords. It was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (from the 11th century to 1918 and from 1938–1944) as the settlement of Ökörmező in the Máramaros County and Ökörmező District. From 1918 to 1938, the settlement was a part of Czechoslovakia as Mežhorje.[4] In 1947, its status was upgraded to that of an urban-type settlement.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kol'chyno (Zakarpattia Oblast, Mukachevo Raion)". weather.in.ua (in English). Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Mizhhirya, Zakarpattia Oblast, Mizhhirya Raion". Regions of Ukraine and their Structure (in Ukrainian). Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Actual Population of Ukraine on January 1, 2011" (PDF). State Statistics Committee of Ukraine (in Ukrainian). Main Statistical Office in L'viv region. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Mizhhirya, Ukraine". KehilaLinks. JewishGen. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 

External links[edit]

  • "Mizhhirya". Site of the Mizhhirya District Council (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 18 May 2012. 

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