Verkhovyna

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Verkhovyna

Верховина
Skyline of Verkhovyna
Skyline of Verkhovyna
Verkhovyna is located in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
Verkhovyna
Verkhovyna
Location of Verkhovyna, Ukraine
Verkhovyna is located in Ukraine
Verkhovyna
Verkhovyna
Verkhovyna (Ukraine)
Coordinates: 48°09′06″N 24°48′49″E / 48.15167°N 24.81361°E / 48.15167; 24.81361Coordinates: 48°09′06″N 24°48′49″E / 48.15167°N 24.81361°E / 48.15167; 24.81361
Country Ukraine
Oblast Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
RaionVerkhovyna
First mentioned1424
Area
 • Total51.80 km2 (20.00 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total5,857
 • Density104.48/km2 (270.6/sq mi)
Area code(s)+380 3432

Verkhovyna (Ukrainian: Верховина; before 1962, Ukrainian: Жаб'є, Polish: Żabie) is an urban-type settlement located in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast in western Ukraine. Verkhovyna serves as the administrative center of Verkhovyna Raion. Population: 5,857 (2016 est.)[1].

It was originally established as Żabie in 1424.[2][3]

The town is located in the Hutsul region of the Carpathian Mountains called Pokuttya, upon the Cheremosh River, a tributary of the Prut. Verkhovyna is currently an important tourist center in Ukraine. The town's name means "highland place."

In 1918-1939, Żabie belonged to Poland and was located in the Kosów Powiat (county) of the Stanisławów Voivodeship. During those years, it was one of the main tourist centers of the country, attracting people from as far away as England. It was also the biggest rural community in Poland (in terms of territory).

There is an interesting Orthodox church, a Hutsul museum and a Polish cemetery with monuments of soldiers of the Polish Border Patrol who died while protecting the pre-1939 border. Another important attraction in Verkhovyna is the Museum of Musical Instruments and Hutsuls Lifestyle founded by Roman Kumlyk.

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Climate[edit]

The climate in Verkhovyna is a mild to warm summer subtype (Köppen: Dfb) of the humid continental climate.

Climate data for Verkhovyna
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) −5.1
(22.8)
−3.2
(26.2)
1.3
(34.3)
7.4
(45.3)
12.5
(54.5)
15.5
(59.9)
16.9
(62.4)
16.6
(61.9)
12.9
(55.2)
7.6
(45.7)
2.2
(36.0)
−2.4
(27.7)
6.9
(44.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 38
(1.5)
36
(1.4)
38
(1.5)
60
(2.4)
88
(3.5)
109
(4.3)
104
(4.1)
81
(3.2)
54
(2.1)
41
(1.6)
42
(1.7)
46
(1.8)
737
(29.1)
Source: Climate-Data.org[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  2. ^ Verkhovyna Raion's profile as Verkhovna Rada website[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Horse riding in Verkhovyna
  4. ^ "Climate: Verkhovyna". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 1 May 2014.