Horokhiv

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Horochów)
Jump to: navigation, search
Horokhiv
City
Horokhiv District administration
Horokhiv District administration
Official seal of Horokhiv
Seal
Horokhiv is located in Ukraine
Horokhiv
Horokhiv
Coordinates: 50°29′58″N 24°45′54″E / 50.49944°N 24.76500°E / 50.49944; 24.76500Coordinates: 50°29′58″N 24°45′54″E / 50.49944°N 24.76500°E / 50.49944; 24.76500
Country Ukraine
Oblast (province) Volyn
Raion (district) Horokhiv
Government
 • Mayor Viktor Hodyk
Elevation 213 m (699 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 9,165[1]

Horokhiv (Ukrainian: Горохів, Polish: Horochów, Yiddish: ארכעוו‎, Russian: Горохов) is a town in Volyn Oblast, Ukraine. It serves as the administrative center of Horokhiv Raion. Population: 9,165 (2015 est.)[1]

History[edit]

The first written mention of it was in 1240 in the Hypatian Codex.

During World War II, hundreds of Jews[2] of the city are kept imprisoned in a ghetto before being murdered in a mass execution perpetrated by an einsatzgruppen.[3][4]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]