Rakhiv

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Rakhiv
Рахів - Rahó
City of district significance
Rakhiv.jpg
Coat of arms of Rakhiv
Coat of arms
Rakhiv is located in Zakarpattia Oblast
Rakhiv
Rakhiv
Location of Rakhiv
Rakhiv is located in Ukraine
Rakhiv
Rakhiv
Map of Zakarpattia Oblast with Rakhiv.
Coordinates: 48°03′00″N 24°12′00″E / 48.05000°N 24.20000°E / 48.05000; 24.20000Coordinates: 48°03′00″N 24°12′00″E / 48.05000°N 24.20000°E / 48.05000; 24.20000
Country
Oblast
Raion
Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine
Coat of Arms of Transcarpathian Oblast.png Zakarpattia Oblast
Rakhiv Raion
Founded 1477
Incorporated 1958
Government
 • Mayor Dumyn Yaroslav
Area
 • Total 5.68 km2 (2.19 sq mi)
Elevation 430 m (1,410 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 15,241
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 90600
Area code(s) +380-3132

Rakhiv (Ukrainian: Рáхів) is a city located in the Zakarpattia Oblast (province) in western Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Rakhiv Raion (district).

Names[edit]

There are several alternative names used for this city: Rusyn: Рахово; Hungarian: Rahó; Romanian: Rahău; Russian: Ра́хов, translit. Rakhov; Yiddish: ראחוב , Rakhev, Rakhyv, Slovak: Rachov, German: Rachiw.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001, the city population was 15,241 inhabitants which included:[1]

  • 83.8% Ukrainians
  • 11.6% Hungarians
  • 3.2% Romanians
  • 0.8% Russians

Features[edit]

Rakhiv, or more precisely, the village Dilove located close to it, is one of several European locations vying for the symbolic right to be Geographical centre of Europe. The sign in Dilove (pictured) located at 48°45′N 18°55′E / 48.750°N 18.917°E / 48.750; 18.917, the point calculated in 1887 by the Austro-Hungarian geographers, carries a Latin iscription: "Locus Perennis Dilicentissime cum libella librationis quae est in Austria et Hungaria confectacum mensura gradum meridionalium et paralleloumierum Europeum. MD CCC LXXXVII."

The Headquarters of Carpathian Biosphere Reserve[2] are located in Rakhiv.

With an elevation of 430 meters above sea level, Rakhiv is Ukraine's highest city.

Climate[edit]

The climate in Rakhiv is a mild to warm summer subtype (Köppen: Dfb) of the humid continental climate.

Climate data for Rakhiv
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) −4.2
(24.4)
−2.1
(28.2)
2.6
(36.7)
8.4
(47.1)
13.4
(56.1)
16.4
(61.5)
17.9
(64.2)
17.4
(63.3)
13.7
(56.7)
8.6
(47.5)
3.0
(37.4)
−1.6
(29.1)
7.8
(46)
Precipitation mm (inches) 44
(1.73)
40
(1.57)
40
(1.57)
57
(2.24)
83
(3.27)
105
(4.13)
94
(3.7)
79
(3.11)
51
(2.01)
43
(1.69)
49
(1.93)
56
(2.2)
741
(29.15)
Source: Climate-Data.org[3]

Twin town[edit]

People from Rakhiv[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

The Eastern Orthodox Church in Rakhiv