Kosiv Raion

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Kosiv Raion
Косівський район
Flag of Kosiv Raion
Coat of arms of Kosiv Raion
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Coordinates: 48°19′32″N 24°59′13″E / 48.32556°N 24.98694°E / 48.32556; 24.98694Coordinates: 48°19′32″N 24°59′13″E / 48.32556°N 24.98694°E / 48.32556; 24.98694
Country  Ukraine
Region  Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
Established ?
Admin. center Kosiv
 • Governor Yaroslav Shynkaruk
 • Total 903 km2 (349 sq mi)
 • Total 88,182
 • Density 98/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal index 285250
Area code +380
Website Official website

Kosiv Raion (Ukrainian: Косівський район),(Romanian: Regiunea Cosău) is a raion (administrative district) of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of Ukraine. The city of Kosiv is the administrative center of the raion. Population: 88,182 (2016 est.)[1].

General information[edit]

The district is located in the Precarpathian region of Ukraine. The total area is 903 km² with 91,1 thousand inhabitants.

The climate is moderately continental.

The mountains go up to 1000 m above the sea level in the mountainous part of the raion. There are few big rivers among the mountains: Cheremosh — 80 km, Pistynka — 56 km, Rybnytsa — 54 km.

Archaeological finds show that the territory of the raion was inhabited from the Neolithic times. First written information about Kosiv is from 1424. Firstly, the town was called Rykiv, and only latter it was renamed to Kosiv. Other old settlements of the raion are Kobaky (15th century), Kuty (1448), Vyzhnii Bereziv (1412).

Famous people[edit]

Famous people that were born, lived or worked in Kosiv district:

Marko Cheremshyna (1874-1927) was a Ukrainian writer of Hutsul background.

Dmytro Pavlychko (1929) is a Ukrainian poet, translator, scriptwriter, culturologist, political and public figure, and dissident.