Opachychi

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Opachychi

Опачичі
Opachychi is located in Ukraine
Opachychi
Opachychi
Location of Opachychi in Ukraine
Coordinates: 51°12′25.3″N 30°18′38.1″E / 51.207028°N 30.310583°E / 51.207028; 30.310583Coordinates: 51°12′25.3″N 30°18′38.1″E / 51.207028°N 30.310583°E / 51.207028; 30.310583
Country Ukraine
Oblast Kiev
RaionChernobyl (1923–1988)
Ivankiv (since 1988)
Population
(2006)
 • Total19[1]
Area code(s)+380 4493

Opachychi (Ukrainian: Опачичі) was a village in the Ivankivskyi Raion (district), in Kiev Oblast (province) of central Ukraine, located south-east of Chernobyl.

History[edit]

The village is infamous for being an outlying area within the Chernobyl accident exclusion zone. Permanent population has been evacuated following the 1986 accident, and officially the village has been liquidated (i.e. excluded from the list of settlements of Kiev Oblast) in 1999. However, despite radioactive contamination few residents (samosely) have returned to live there, and as of 28 March 2006 the population is 19.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stone, Richard (2006-03-28). "The Long Shadow of Chernobyl". National Geographic. p. 32. Retrieved 2006-03-28.