Rakhiv

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Rakhiv
Рахів
Rahó (Hungarian) • Rahău (Romanian)
City of district significance
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Пам`ятник Т.Г. Шевченку.jpg
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Парк відпочинку "Буркут".jpg
Альтанка на Буркуті.jpg
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Рахів (Закарпатська область) - станція, поїзд (D1).jpg
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Flag of Rakhiv
Coat of arms of Rakhiv
Rakhiv is located in Zakarpattia Oblast
Rakhiv
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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; 24.20000Coordinates: 48°03′00″N 24°12′00″E / 48.05000°N 24.20000°E / 48.05000; 24.20000
Country Ukraine
Oblast Zakarpattia Oblast
RaionRakhiv Raion
Founded1477
Incorporated1958
Government
 • MayorViktor Medvid
Area
 • Total5.68 km2 (2.19 sq mi)
Elevation
430 m (1,410 ft)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total15,596
 • 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]; Yiddish: ראַכעוו, Hungarian: Rahó, Romanian: Rahău, Rusyn: Рахово; see below) is a city located in Zakarpattia Oblast (province) in western Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Rakhiv Raion (district). Population: 15,596 (2021 est.)[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; 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]

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. [4]

The Headquarters of Carpathian Biosphere Reserve[5] 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[6]

Twin town[edit]

People from Rakhiv[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Чисельність наявного населення України на 1 січня 2021 / Number of Present Population of Ukraine, as of January 1, 2021 (PDF) (in Ukrainian and English). Kyiv: State Statistics Service of Ukraine.
  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. ^ 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
  5. ^ Carpathian Biosphere Reserve
  6. ^ "Climate: Rakhiv". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 1 May 2014.

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