Obukhiv

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Obukhiv
Обухів
Обухов
City of regional significance
Flag of Obukhiv
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Obukhiv shield
Coat of arms
Obukhiv is located in Ukraine
Obukhiv
Obukhiv
Obukhiv is located in Kiev Oblast
Obukhiv
Obukhiv
Coordinates: 50°7′48″N 30°39′24″E / 50.13000°N 30.65667°E / 50.13000; 30.65667Coordinates: 50°7′48″N 30°39′24″E / 50.13000°N 30.65667°E / 50.13000; 30.65667
Country Ukraine
Oblast Kiev Oblast
Raion Obukhiv Raion
Founded 1362
Area
 • Total 24.2 km2 (9.3 sq mi)
Elevation 177 m (581 ft)
Population
 • Total 32,737
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 08700—08705
Area code(s) +380 4572

Obukhiv (Ukrainian: Обухів, Russian: Обухов) is a city in Kiev Oblast (province) of Ukraine. Population is 32,776 (2001).

Obukhiv is an administrative center of the Obukhiv Raion. To its municipality directly subordinated two other nearby villages: Lendy and Tatsenky. The city has a Holodomor memorial and in 2009 the municipal administration took down the Lenin monument which was repeatedly vandalized. It is 178 KM south - southeast of Chernobyl.

History[edit]

Geography[edit]

Obukhiv has a dry sub-humid (0.5 - 0.65 p/pet) climate. The land area is not cultivated, most of the natural vegetation is still intact. The landscape is mostly covered with mosaic vegetation/croplands. The climate is classified as a humid continental (humid with severe winter, no dry season with a cool temperate moist forest bio-zone . The soil in the area is high in chernozems, phaeozems, greyzems (ch), dark colored, deep soils in organic matter, calcareous lower in profile, also typical of grass steppe/prairie.

Climate[edit]

July is warmest with an average temperature of 24.8°C at noon. January is coldest with an average temperature of -8.3°C at night. Obukhiv has distinct cold and warm seasons, like cold winters and warm summers. The temperatures at night are cooler than during daytime.[1]

Winter has prolonged freezing periods, with the coldest month most often being December. July is on average the month with most sunshine. Rainfall and other precipitation has no distinct peak month.[1]

Climate data for Obukhiv, Ukraine
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 11.0
(51.8)
15.0
(59)
10.0
(50)
26.0
(78.8)
35.0
(95)
34.0
(93.2)
36.8
(98.2)
37.0
(98.6)
33.0
(91.4)
27.0
(80.6)
19.0
(66.2)
15.0
(59)
37
(99)
Average high °C (°F) −2.6
(27.3)
−1.3
(29.7)
3.9
(39)
13.4
(56.1)
20.3
(68.5)
23.5
(74.3)
24.8
(76.6)
24.0
(75.2)
18.9
(66)
12.0
(53.6)
4.5
(40.1)
0.0
(32)
24.8
(76.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) −5.4
(22.3)
−4.4
(24.1)
0.4
(32.7)
8.7
(47.7)
15.1
(59.2)
18.3
(64.9)
19.6
(67.3)
18.7
(65.7)
13.9
(57)
8.0
(46.4)
1.9
(35.4)
−2.4
(27.7)
7.7
(45.9)
Average low °C (°F) −8.2
(17.2)
−7.3
(18.9)
−3.0
(26.6)
4.0
(39.2)
9.9
(49.8)
13.2
(55.8)
14.5
(58.1)
13.5
(56.3)
9.0
(48.2)
3.9
(39)
−0.7
(30.7)
−4.7
(23.5)
−8.2
(17.2)
Record low °C (°F) −27.0
(−16.6)
−30.0
(−22)
−19.0
(−2.2)
−7.0
(19.4)
−3.0
(26.6)
2.0
(35.6)
6.0
(42.8)
4.0
(39.2)
−2.0
(28.4)
−10.0
(14)
−25.0
(−13)
−30.0
(−22)
−30.0
(−22)
Rainfall mm (inches) 35
(1.38)
32
(1.26)
34
(1.34)
47
(1.85)
55
(2.17)
97
(3.82)
74
(2.91)
57
(2.24)
60
(2.36)
37
(1.46)
45
(1.77)
39
(1.54)
612
(24.09)
Avg. rainy days 9 8 8 10 10 13 11 9 10 8 10 10 116
Source: Obukhiv Weather History[2]

Economy[edit]

Culture[edit]

Government[edit]

Oleksandr Levchenko was elected Mayor in March 2012 (with 38.6% of the total vote); thanks to a low voter turnout of 43% with only 4,500.[3] Since the 2010 local elections Levchenko's Party of Regions also holds most seats in the 46 seats city council (18 with 39,1%), followed by UDAR of Vitaliy Klychko (11 with 23,9%).[3][4]

Transportation[edit]

Major Roads[edit]

Airports[edit]

The closest major airport is the Boryspil International Airport which is located 33 KM south west of Obukhiv.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Obukhiv is twinned with:

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

Resources[edit]

  • myobukhiv.com - information about local government and businesses in Obukhiv (in Russian and Ukrainian)