Coordinates: 48°27′37″N 24°33′31″E / 48.46028°N 24.55861°E / 48.46028; 24.55861
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Yaremche is located in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
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Yaremche is located in Ukraine
Yaremche (Ukraine)
Coordinates: 48°27′37″N 24°33′31″E / 48.46028°N 24.55861°E / 48.46028; 24.55861
Country Ukraine
Oblast Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
RaionNadvirna Raion
 • Total657 km2 (254 sq mi)
585 m (1,919 ft)
 • Total7,907
 • Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal index
Area code+380-3434

Yaremche (Ukrainian: Яре́мче, Polish: Jaremcze or Jaremcza) is a city in Nadvirna Raion, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast (province) of west Ukraine. The city is located at the altitude of around 580 metres (1,900 ft) above mean sea level. Yaremche hosts the administration of Yaremche urban hromada, one of the hromadas of Ukraine.[1] Population: 7,907 (2022 estimate).[2]

Yaremche hosts the headquarters of the nearby Carpathian National Nature Park.


Historical population
2007 11,926—    
2008 11,956+0.3%
2009 12,007+0.4%
2010 12,091+0.7%
2016 12,478+3.2%
Note: Population of Vorokhta included
2010 data is valid thru October
Source: Regional Statistics Office

A possible root of the word "Yaremche" comes from the Turkish. In Turkic languages "yarım" means "half" and "yarımca" means "little half".[3] It was founded in 1787 and received city status on December 30, 1977. In the interwar period (1918–1939) it belonged to Poland and was the most popular tourist center in eastern part of the Carpathian Mountains (in the late 1920s more than 6 000 guests came there yearly). Yaremche was growing year by year in importance and number of tourists. According to some, it had the chance to achieve same importance as other key Polish mountain spas, Zakopane and Krynica. However, in September 1939 it became a part of Soviet Union as part of the Ukrainian SSR under the Ribbentrop-Molotov partition plan for the division of Poland between Germany and the Soviets. During the World War II it was occupied by the Nazis as part of the Distrikt Galizien and most of its Jewish population was slaughtered by Nazi SS units along with a Ukrainian volunteer militia, and Hungarian Border Patrol troops. It was liberated by the Soviet forces in 1944. On December 30, 1977, the city of Yaremcha became a municipality within Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast. Since 1991 it has been a part of independent Ukraine.

There are a number of interesting houses with long sloping roofs. There is a wooden Orthodox church and an impressive rail viaduct, located over the Prut valley at the height of 30 meters (98 feet). Next to this there is a swinging pedestrian toll bridge.

On December 14, 2006, the Parliament of Ukraine, officially renamed the city from Yaremcha to "Yaremche". The decision was based on the results of a city referendum, as well as the recommendations of City Council, and Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast Council.

Until 18 July 2020, Yaremche was incorporated as a city of oblast significance and was the center of Yaremche Municipality which also included the urban-type settlement of Vorokhta, a ski resort, and five other villages: Mykulychyn, Polianytsia, Tatariv, Voronenko, and Yablunytsia.[4] The municipality was abolished in July 2020 as part of the administrative reform of Ukraine, which reduced the number of raions of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast to six. The area of Yaremche Municipality was merged into Nadvirna Raion.[5][6]




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Regional orientation


  1. ^ "Яремчанская громада" (in Russian). Портал об'єднаних громад України.
  2. ^ Чисельність наявного населення України на 1 січня 2022 [Number of Present Population of Ukraine, as of January 1, 2022] (PDF) (in Ukrainian and English). Kyiv: State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Archived (PDF) from the original on 4 July 2022.
  3. ^ "Türk Di̇l Kurumu". Archived from the original on 2014-03-04.
  4. ^ Yaremche at Verkhovna Rada web-site
  5. ^ "Про утворення та ліквідацію районів. Постанова Верховної Ради України № 807-ІХ". Голос України (in Ukrainian). 2020-07-18. Retrieved 2020-10-03.
  6. ^ "Нові райони: карти + склад" (in Ukrainian). Міністерство розвитку громад та територій України. 17 July 2020.

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