Vyzhnytsia

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Vyzhnytsia
Вижниця
City
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Flag of Vyzhnytsia
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Coat of arms of Vyzhnytsia
Coat of arms
Vyzhnytsia is located in Ukraine
Vyzhnytsia
Vyzhnytsia
Location within Ukraine
Coordinates: 48°15′N 25°11′E / 48.250°N 25.183°E / 48.250; 25.183
Country Ukraine
Province Chernivtsi Oblast
Raion Vyzhnytsia Raion
Founded 1158
Government
 • Mayor Alex G. Chepil
Area
 • Land 2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Elevation 356 m (1,168 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 4,230
Zip Code 59200
Area code(s) +380-3730
Website www.vnmiscrada.gov.ua

Vyzhnytsia (Ukrainian: Вижниця, German: Wischnitza or Wiznitz, Romanian: Vijniţa, Russian: Вижница, translit. Vizhnitsia, Yiddish: וויזשניץ Vizhnitz) is a town located on the Cheremosh River in the Chernivtsi Oblast of western Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Vyzhnytsia Raion.

In Judaism the town is known as having been the original center of the Hassidic sect bearing its Yiddish name (וויזשניץ Vizhnitz). The town's Jewish community was decimated in the Holocaust and most survivors did not return, but the flourishing Vizhnitz Hassidic community in Israel and elsewhere continues to keep the name.

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Coordinates: 48°15′N 25°11.5′E / 48.250°N 25.1917°E / 48.250; 25.1917