Vilcha, Kharkiv Oblast

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Urban-type settlement
Flag of Vilcha
Coat of arms of Vilcha
Coat of arms
Vilcha is located in Ukraine
Location of Vilcha in Ukraine
Coordinates: 50°14′41″N 36°56′29″E / 50.24472°N 36.94139°E / 50.24472; 36.94139Coordinates: 50°14′41″N 36°56′29″E / 50.24472°N 36.94139°E / 50.24472; 36.94139
Country Ukraine
Oblast Kharkiv
RaionFlag of Vovchanskiy Raion in Kharkiv Oblast.png Vovchansk
 • MayorMykola Lirskyj
 • Land3.68 km2 (1.42 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total1,658
 • Density451/km2 (1,170/sq mi)
Postal code62507[1]
Area code(s)+380 5741

Vilcha (Ukrainian: Вільча, Russian: Вильча) is a Ukrainian urban-type settlement in Vovchansk Raion, Kharkiv Oblast.[1] Population: 1,748 (2017 est.)[2]


The town, sometimes named New Vilcha, was founded in 1993,[1] when the 2,000 residents of the Old Vilcha (709 km far, in Kiev Oblast), located 45 km from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, moved here in the period 1993-1996. Immediately after the accident of 1986, the "Exclusion Zone" was recognized only in the area within a radius of 30 km from the nuclear plant.[3]


Located 6 km south of Vovchansk, and not too far from the borders with the Russian Oblast of Belgorod; Vilcha it is served by the provincial highway T2104, and by Harbuzivka railway station, on Belgorod-Kupiansk line.[4] The town is 20 km far from Bilyi Kolodiaz, 26 from Staryi Saltiv, 52 from Velykyi Burluk, 56 from Belgorod and 71 from Kharkiv.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e (in Ukrainian) Vilcha on Verkhovna Rada website
  2. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  3. ^ (in Ukrainian) "The anniversary of the Chernobyl accident: "live" and "dead" villages of Vilcha"[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ 168175776 Vilcha on OpenStreetMap

External links[edit]

Media related to Vilcha at Wikimedia Commons