Vyzhnytsia

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Vyzhnytsia

Вижниця
City
Woodcraft school in Vyzhnytsia
Woodcraft school in Vyzhnytsia
Flag of Vyzhnytsia
Flag
Coat of arms of Vyzhnytsia
Coat of arms
Vyzhnytsia is located in Chernivtsi Oblast
Vyzhnytsia
Vyzhnytsia
Location within Ukraine
Vyzhnytsia is located in Ukraine
Vyzhnytsia
Vyzhnytsia
Vyzhnytsia (Ukraine)
Coordinates: 48°15′0″N 25°11′30″E / 48.25000°N 25.19167°E / 48.25000; 25.19167
Country Ukraine
Oblast Chernivtsi Oblast
DistrictFlag of Vyzhnytsya Raion.jpg Vyzhnytsia Raion
Founded1158
Government
 • MayorAlex G. Chepil
Area
 • Land2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Elevation
356 m (1,168 ft)
Population
(2015)
 • Total4,068
Zip Code
59200
Area code(s)+380-3730
Websitewww.vnmiscrada.gov.ua

Vyzhnytsia (Ukrainian: Ви́жниця, pronounced [ˈβɪʒnɪtsʲɑ]; German: Wischnitza or Wiznitz, Romanian: Vijnița, Russian: Вижница, translit. Vizhnitsa, Yiddish: וויזשניץVizhnitz) is a town located in the historical region of Bukovina, on the Cheremosh River in Chernivtsi Oblast of western Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Vyzhnytsia Raion. Population: 4,068 (2015 est.)[1]

In Judaism the town is known as having been the original center of the Hassidic sect bearing its Yiddish name (וויזשניץ Vizhnitz). The town's Jewish community was decimated in the Holocaust and most survivors did not return, but the flourishing Vizhnitz Hassidic community in Israel and elsewhere continues to keep the name.

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  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 1 July 2016.

Coordinates: 48°15′N 25°11.5′E / 48.250°N 25.1917°E / 48.250; 25.1917