Rakhiv

Coordinates: 48°03′00″N 24°12′00″E / 48.05000°N 24.20000°E / 48.05000; 24.20000
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Rakhiv
Рахів
Rahó (Hungarian) • Rahău (Romanian)
City of district significance
Flag of Rakhiv
Coat of arms of Rakhiv
Rakhiv is located in Zakarpattia Oblast
Rakhiv
Rakhiv
Location of Rakhiv
Rakhiv is located in Ukraine
Rakhiv
Rakhiv
Rakhiv (Ukraine)
Coordinates: 48°03′00″N 24°12′00″E / 48.05000°N 24.20000°E / 48.05000; 24.20000
Country Ukraine
Oblast Zakarpattia Oblast
Raion Rakhiv Raion
Founded1477
Incorporated1958
Government
 • MayorViktor Medvid
Area
 • Total5.68 km2 (2.19 sq mi)
Elevation
430 m (1,410 ft)
Population
 (2022)
 • Total15,536
 • Density2,700/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
90600
Area code+380-3132
ClimateDfb

Rakhiv (Ukrainian: Рахів, pronounced [ˈrɑxiu̯]; see also other names) is a city located in Zakarpattia Oblast (province) in western Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Rakhiv Raion (district). Population: 15,536 (2022 estimate).[1]

Rakhiv's date of the foundation is often taken to be 1447, although a written mentions of this settlement are attested since AD 910.

Names[edit]

There are several alternative names used for this city: Rusyn: Рахово; Hungarian: Rahó; Romanian: Rahău; Russian: Рахов, romanizedRakhov; Belarusian: Рахаў, romanizedRachaŭ; Yiddish: ראחוב, romanizedRakhev or Rakhyv; Slovak: Rachov; German: Rachiw; Polish: Rachów.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2017, the city population was 15,489 (2017 est.)[2] inhabitants.[3]

Geography[edit]

In the village Dilove of Rakhiv rural district of Transcarpathia there is the geographical center of Europe. 1887 there was installed stone column on which it was written in Latin: “Permanent, precise, eternal place. Very accurate, with a special device, manufactured in Austria-Hungary, on a scale of meridians and parallels, set the center of Europe. Year 1887″. The village is located 190 km from Uzhgorod and 140 miles from Ivano-Frankivsk. From Uzhgorod minibuses go here 10 times a day. The first run is from the bus station – at 6.30, the last – at 14.20. Length of trip is 5.5 hours [4]

Features[edit]

The Eastern Orthodox Church in Rakhiv

Rakhiv, or more precisely, the village Dilove located close to it, is one of several European locations vying for the symbolic right to be Geographical centre of Europe. The sign in Dilove, the point calculated in 1887 by the Austro-Hungarian geographers, carries a Latin inscription: "Locus Perennis Dilicentissime cum libella librationis quae est in Austria et Hungaria confectacum mensura gradum meridionalium et paralleloumierum Europeum. MD CCC LXXXVII."

There was Thomas Garrigue Masaryk in his stay to study a situation on the Romanian front during World War I in Hotel "Ukraina" on the winter 1917 - 1918, which remind the memorial desk there. [5]

The Headquarters of Carpathian Biosphere Reserve[6] are located in Rakhiv.

With an elevation of 430 meters above sea level, Rakhiv is Ukraine's highest city.

Climate[edit]

The climate in Rakhiv is a mild/cool summer subtype (Köppen: Dfb) of the humid continental climate.

Climate data for Rakhiv
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) −4.2
(24.4)
−2.1
(28.2)
2.6
(36.7)
8.4
(47.1)
13.4
(56.1)
16.4
(61.5)
17.9
(64.2)
17.4
(63.3)
13.7
(56.7)
8.6
(47.5)
3.0
(37.4)
−1.6
(29.1)
7.8
(46.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 44
(1.7)
40
(1.6)
40
(1.6)
57
(2.2)
83
(3.3)
105
(4.1)
94
(3.7)
79
(3.1)
51
(2.0)
43
(1.7)
49
(1.9)
56
(2.2)
741
(29.1)
Source: Climate-Data.org[7]

Twin town[edit]

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Чисельність наявного населення України на 1 січня 2022 [Number of Present Population of Ukraine, as of January 1, 2022] (PDF) (in Ukrainian and English). Kyiv: State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Archived (PDF) from the original on 4 July 2022.
  2. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  3. ^ Statistical Collection "Population of Ukraine" as of January 1, 2017 (PDF(zip)) (in Ukrainian)
  4. ^ Center of Europe next to Rakhiv([1]) (in English)
  5. ^ PRECLÍK, Vratislav. Masaryk a legie (Masaryk and legions), váz. kniha, 219 str., vydalo nakladatelství Paris Karviná, Žižkova 2379 (734 01 Karviná, CZ) ve spolupráci s Masarykovým demokratickým hnutím (Masaryk Democratic Movement, Prague), 2019, ISBN 978-80-87173-47-3, pp.17 - 25, 33 - 45, 70 – 96, 100- 140, 159 – 184, 187 - 199
  6. ^ Carpathian Biosphere Reserve
  7. ^ "Climate: Rakhiv". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 1 May 2014.

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