Berehove

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Berehovo
Берегово (Ukrainian)
Beregszász (Hungarian)
City of regional significance
Flag of Berehovo
Flag
Coat of arms of Berehovo
Coat of arms
Berehovo is located in Zakarpattia Oblast
Berehovo
Berehovo
Location of Berehovo
Berehovo is located in Ukraine
Berehovo
Berehovo
Map of Ukraine with Berehovo.
Coordinates: 48°12′20″N 22°38′50″E / 48.20556°N 22.64722°E / 48.20556; 22.64722Coordinates: 48°12′20″N 22°38′50″E / 48.20556°N 22.64722°E / 48.20556; 22.64722
Country  Ukraine
Incorporated 1945
Government
 • Mayor Zoltan Babiak
Area
 • Total 19 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation 115 m (377 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 24,458
 • Density 1,371.05/km2 (3,551.0/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 90200
Area code(s) +380-3141
Climate Cfb
Website http://www.bereg.net.ua/
For the urban-type settlement in Crimea, see Berehove, Yalta Municipality.

Berehovo (Ukrainian: Берегово; Hungarian: Beregszász; Yiddish: בערעגסאזBeregsaz) is a city located in Zakarpattia Oblast (province) in western Ukraine, near the border with Hungary. Population: 24,458 (2013 est.)[1]. It's the cultural centre of the Hungarian ethnicity living in Ukraine.

Serving as the administrative center of Berehove Raion (district), the city itself is also designated as a city of oblast significance, with a status equal to a separate raion. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Hungary's Bereg County up until 1919 and between 1938-1944. From 1919 until 1938 it was part of Czechoslovakia.

Name[edit]

The dam in Berehove Postcard 1900

The city has many different variations of spelling its name: Romanian: Bereg, Rusyn: Берегово (translit. Berehovo), Russian: Берегово (translit. Beregovo), Czech and Slovak: Berehovo, Yiddish: בערעגסאז, Beregsaz‎, German: Bergsaß, Polish: Bereg Saski.

Residents of Berehovo voted on October 31, 2010 in a referendum on renaming the town to Beregszász, its Hungarian-language name.[2][3] Voter turnout was less than 52%, with 4,688 voting for renaming, 4,358 against, and 1,016 invalid ballots.[4]

Administrative division[edit]

City limit sign, in three scripts, two languages

Part of the city is also a near adjacent village of Zatyshne of 504 people that has its representation in the city's council.

Hungarian has been made a regional language in Berehovo in September 2012; meaning it will now be used in the town's administrative office work and documents.[5] This was made possible after new legislation on languages in Ukraine was passed in the summer of 2012.[5]

Climate[edit]

Berehove has an oceanic climate (Köppen: Cfb).

Climate data for Berehove
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.4
(27.7)
−0.2
(31.6)
4.7
(40.5)
10.7
(51.3)
15.6
(60.1)
18.5
(65.3)
20.1
(68.2)
19.7
(67.5)
15.8
(60.4)
10.4
(50.7)
4.9
(40.8)
0.3
(32.5)
9.8
(49.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 45
(1.77)
38
(1.5)
39
(1.54)
46
(1.81)
69
(2.72)
86
(3.39)
74
(2.91)
68
(2.68)
48
(1.89)
44
(1.73)
51
(2.01)
58
(2.28)
666
(26.23)
Source: Climate-Data.org[6]

Demographics[edit]

In 1910, out of 12,933 inhabitants 12,432 were Hungarians (96.1%), 221 Ukrainians (Ruthenians) and 140 Germans.[7]

The current estimated population is around 26,100 (as of 2004).

In 2001, ethnic groups included:[8]

Variation of the city's shield

Notable citizens[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Berehove is twinned with:

References[edit]

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