Tiachiv

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Tyachiv
Тячів
Tyachiv panorama
Tyachiv panorama
Coat of arms of Tyachiv
Coat of arms
Map of Zakarpattia Oblast with Tyachiv.
Map of Zakarpattia Oblast with Tyachiv.
Tyachiv is located in Ukraine
Tyachiv
Tyachiv
Location of Tyachiv
Coordinates: 48°00′41″N 23°34′20″E / 48.01139°N 23.57222°E / 48.01139; 23.57222
Country
Oblast
Raion
Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine
Coat of Arms of Transcarpathian Oblast.png Zakarpattia Oblast
Tiachiv Raion
Founded 1329
Incorporated 1961
Government
 • Mayor Іvan Kovach (Ivan Kovacs)
Population (2001)
 • City 9,519
 • Density 1,839.780/km2 (4,765.01/sq mi)
 • Metro 11,074
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 90500
Area code(s) +380-3134
Website http://tyachiv.in.ua/

Tyachiv (Ukrainian: Тячів) is a city located on the Tisza River in the Zakarpattia Oblast (province) in western Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Tiachiv Raion (district).

Names[edit]

There are several alternative names used for this city: Rusyn: Тячево, German: Groß-Teutschenau, Hungarian: Técső, Romanian: Teceu Mare, Slovak: Tyachovo, Russian: Тячев.

History[edit]

In the year 1329 the town was mentioned the first time as Thechew (Teutschau), meaning „German meadow“. The town was founded by Bohemian settlers in the 11th century. Until 1919 and between 1938-1944 Tiachiv was part of the Kingdom of Hungary.

Demographics[edit]

The current estimated population is around 9,800 (as of 2001).

In 2001, the population of Tiachiv region included: [1]

  • Ukrainians (83.2%)
  • Hungarians (12.4%)
  • Romanians (2.9%)
  • Russians (1.0%)

Notable natives and residents[edit]

  • Simon Hollósy, Hungarian painter and prominent teacher, a member of the influential Nagybánya artists' colony founded in 1896; he lived and taught here during the summers beginning in 1902, and died here in 1918.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°00′41″N 23°34′20″E / 48.01139°N 23.57222°E / 48.01139; 23.57222