Vilcha, Kharkiv Oblast
|• Mayor||Mykola Lirskyj|
|• Land||3.68 km2 (1.42 sq mi)|
|• Density||451/km2 (1,170/sq mi)|
|Area code(s)||+380 5741|
The town, sometimes named New Vilcha, was founded in 1993, 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.
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. The town is 20 km far from Bilyi Kolodiaz, 26 from Staryi Saltiv, 52 from Velykyi Burluk, 56 from Belgorod and 71 from Kharkiv.
- (in Ukrainian) Vilcha on Verkhovna Rada website
- "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
- (in Ukrainian) "The anniversary of the Chernobyl accident: "live" and "dead" villages of Vilcha"[permanent dead link]
- 168175776 Vilcha on OpenStreetMap
Media related to Vilcha at Wikimedia Commons