Rakhiv

Rakhiv

Рахів (in Ukrainian)

Rahó (in Hungarian)
Rahău (in Romanian)
City of district significance
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Flag of Rakhiv
Flag
Coat of arms of Rakhiv
Coat of arms
Rakhiv is located in Zakarpattia Oblast
Rakhiv
Rakhiv
Location of Rakhiv
Coordinates: 48°03′00″N 24°12′00″E / 48.05000°N 24.20000°E / 48.05000; 24.20000Coordinates: 48°03′00″N 24°12′00″E / 48.05000°N 24.20000°E / 48.05000; 24.20000
Country  Ukraine
Oblast  Zakarpattia Oblast
Raion Rakhiv Raion
Founded 1477
Incorporated 1958
Government
 • Mayor Medvid, Viktor
Area
 • Total 5.68 km2 (2.19 sq mi)
Elevation
430 m (1,410 ft)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total 15,430
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
90600
Area code(s) +380-3132
Climate Dfb

Rakhiv (Ukrainian: Рахів, pronounced [ˈrɑxiu̯], Rusyn: Рахово) is a city located in Zakarpattia Oblast (province) in western Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Rakhiv Raion (district). Population: 15,430 (2016 est.)[1].

Names

There are several alternative names used for this city: Rusyn: Рахово; Hungarian: Rahó; Romanian: Rahău; Russian: Рахов, translit. Rakhov; Yiddish: ראחוב‎, Rakhev, Rakhyv; Slovak: Rachov; German: Rachiw; Polish: Rachów.

Demographics

As of 2001, the city population was 15,241 inhabitants.[citation needed]

Features

Rakhiv, or more precisely, the village Dilove located close to it, is one of several European locations vying for the symbolic right to be Geographical centre of Europe. The sign in Dilove, the point calculated in 1887 by the Austro-Hungarian geographers, carries a Latin inscription: "Locus Perennis Dilicentissime cum libella librationis quae est in Austria et Hungaria confectacum mensura gradum meridionalium et paralleloumierum Europeum. MD CCC LXXXVII."

The Headquarters of Carpathian Biosphere Reserve[2] are located in Rakhiv.

With an elevation of 430 meters above sea level, Rakhiv is Ukraine's highest city.

Climate

The climate in Rakhiv is a mild/cool summer subtype (Köppen: Dfb) of the humid continental climate.

Twin town

People from Rakhiv

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References

  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  2. ^ Carpathian Biosphere Reserve
  3. ^ "Climate: Rakhiv". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 1 May 2014.

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