|• Mayor||Dumyn Yaroslav|
|• Total||5.68 km2 (2.19 sq mi)|
|Elevation||430 m (1,410 ft)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
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.
As of 2001, the city population was 15,241 inhabitants which included:
- 83.8% Ukrainians
- 11.6% Hungarians
- 3.2% Romanians
- 0.8% Russians
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 , 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."
With an elevation of 430 meters above sea level, Rakhiv is Ukraine's highest city.
People from Rakhiv
- Mickola Vorokhta, the Ukrainian artist was born here.
- Media related to Rakhiv at Wikimedia Commons
- Rakhiv Business Catalog - You'll find the latest information about hotels, cottages, recreation in Carpathians
- Rakhiv Travel Site
- City of Rakhiv Informational portal
- Rakhiv in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine
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