Vyhoda

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Vyhoda
Вигода
Vyhoda is located in Ukraine
Vyhoda
Vyhoda
Coordinates: 48°55′42″N 23°55′6″E / 48.92833°N 23.91833°E / 48.92833; 23.91833Coordinates: 48°55′42″N 23°55′6″E / 48.92833°N 23.91833°E / 48.92833; 23.91833
Country  Ukraine
Oblast Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
Raion (district) Dolyna
Founded 1883
Government
 • City Chairman Mychajlo Maceliuk
Area
 • Total 1,590 km2 (610 sq mi)
Elevation 400 m (1,300 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 2,263
 • Density 143/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 77552
Area code(s) +380 3477

Vyhoda (Ukrainian: Вигода, also Wygoda, Vigoda) is an urban-type settlement located in Dolyna Raion in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, approximately 120 km from Lviv. Vyhoda became a town in 1940 and lies on the Svicha River. Population: 2,263 (2016 est.)[1].

History[edit]

Vyhoda's history started in the 19th century and was closely connected with the activity of Baron Leopold Popper von Podhragy. In 1873, Baron Leopold Popper von Podhragy opened a branch office in Pacykiv (a small village near Vyhoda, which since 1966 is a part of Vyhoda) after buying the domain Vyhoda which consisted of approximately 35.000 hectars. At that time, the Popper's firm (at the time the company was the largest timber industry venture worldwide) specialized in logging, processing and sale of wood. In 1880s, the Baron installed the first 18 gang sawmill in the area close to Vyhoda, many more saw mills followed. The Baron opened the first ever College of the Timber Industry in Vyhoda which was unique worldwide and the first in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Svicha river was used by Popper's firm as the way to transport wood from mountains to sawmill. However, this way of wood transport was not perfect since river was often blocked by the wood flooding living area. That is why in 1883 the railroad was built by Baron Popper von Podhragy from the district center Dolyna to Vyhoda. This year (1883) is the official data of Vyhoda's founding. At the end of 19th century, Vyhoda became to develop drastically and in 1895 there were water and steam sawmills, the plant of wood frames of musical instruments, mill, railway station. In 1897, the chemical plant specialized on wood alteration was built by German Peter Wergan. The Vyhoda's inhabitants took part in the First and the Second World War.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Vyhoda is located at the base of the Carpathian Mountains, approximately 120 km from the Lviv and 70 km from the Ivano-Frankivsk. The average altitude of Vyhoda is 400 m (1,312.34 ft) above sea level.

Climate[edit]

Vyhoda's climate is humid continental (Köppen climate classification Dfb). The average temperatures are −6 °C (21 °F) in January and 25 °C (77 °F) in June. Average annual rainfall is 600 mm (26 inches) with the maximum being in summer.[citation needed] Cloud coverage averages 70 days per year.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

Vyhoda selyshna rada
  • 2002: 2278 inhabitants

The population of Vyhoda consists mainly of Ukrainians.

Transport[edit]

The public transportation is mainly represented by small buses and taxi. Large buses are not commonly used. The price (as of January 2011) of a one-way single ride in a taxi from Vyhoda to Dolyna (district center) is 2.5 UAH regardless of the distance traveled. No tickets are provided – and the money is paid to the driver. The connection between Vyhoda and near villages are provided by small buses which are going from district center Dolyna through Vyhoda. The price depends on distance, and in average is 4 UAH per 10 km (as of January 2014). Also, the motorway Dolyna - Khust is going through Vyhoda, using which, one can reach Zakarpattia Oblast by buses or cars.

Religion[edit]

Vyhoda Club

Vyhoda is a city of one religion - Christian. There are two Christian churches, which represent two Christian groups: The Ukrainian Catholic and Orthodox.

Education[edit]

Vyhoda has one high school, one kindergarten and one music school. The music school was opened in 1970, as the small children school with few teachers. However, now it is a big school located on the corner of V. Tereshkova and Zavodska Str with about 200 students.

Sport[edit]

There is broad variety of sport activities in Vyhoda: light athletics, volleyball, basketball, tourism, etc. All sport activities are closely connected with high school. Mainly the teachers of the school's physical education are training the students.

Tourist attractions[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Vyhoda General view 
Vyhoda Post 
Vyhoda Police department 

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