Volovets

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Volovets
Воловець
Urban-type settlement
View of Volovets
View of Volovets
Flag of Volovets
Flag
Coat of arms of Volovets
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 48°42′40″N 23°11′18″E / 48.71111°N 23.18833°E / 48.71111; 23.18833Coordinates: 48°42′40″N 23°11′18″E / 48.71111°N 23.18833°E / 48.71111; 23.18833
Country  Ukraine
Province  Zakarpattia Oblast
District UKR Волове́цький райо́н flag.png Volovets Raion
Established 1433
Town status 1957
Government
 • Town Head Mykhailo Yaremchuk
Elevation[1] 479 m (1,572 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total Increase 5,175
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code 89100
Area code +380 3136
Website http://rada.gov.ua/

Volovets (Ukrainian: Воловець, Hungarian: Volóc, Russian: Воловец) is an urban-type settlement in Zakarpattia Oblast (region) in western Ukraine.[2] Volovets is also the administrative center of Volovets Raion (district), housing the district's local administration buildings. The town's population was 5,178 as of the 2001 Ukrainian Census.[2] Current population: 5,175 (2016 est.)[3].

Names[edit]

There are several alternative names used for this settlement: Hungarian: Volóc, German: Wolowez, Slovak: Volovec, Russian: Воловец.

Sites[edit]

From the 1850s, when Volovets was part of Austria-Hungary, the town had a ski ramp. The ramp was used by Emperor Franz Joseph I when he and his family came to visit in 1862.[4]

Sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Volovets (Zakarpattia Oblast, Volovets Raion)". weather.in.ua. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Volovets, Zakarpattia Oblast, Volovets Raion". Regions of Ukraine and their Structure (in Ukrainian). Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Volovets". Mandrivka Ukrainoyu (in Ukrainian). travelua.com.ua. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Herzlich willkommen". Volovec-BadEndorf.de (in German). Retrieved 26 December 2012.