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Rakhiv

Rakhiv
Рахів (Ukrainian)
Rahó (Hungarian)
Rahău (Romanian)
City of district significance
Coat of arms of Rakhiv
Coat of arms
Rakhiv is located in Zakarpattia Oblast
Rakhiv
Location of Rakhiv
Rakhiv is located in Ukraine
Rakhiv
Map of Zakarpattia Oblast with Rakhiv.
Coordinates:
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 (2013)
 • Total 15,243
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 90600
Area code(s) +380-3132
Climate Dfb

Rakhiv (Ukrainian: Рáхів) is a city located in Zakarpattia Oblast (province) in western Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Rakhiv Raion (district). Population: 15,243 (2013 est.)[1].

Contents

  • Names 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Features 3
  • Climate 4
  • Twin town 5
  • People from Rakhiv 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Names

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

Demographics

As of 2001, the city population was 15,241 inhabitants which included:[2]

  • 83.8% Ukrainians
  • 11.6% Hungarians
  • 3.2% Romanians
  • 0.8% Russians

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 (pictured) located at , the point calculated in 1887 by the Austro-Hungarian geographers, carries a Latin iscription: "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[3] 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.

Climate data for Rakhiv
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) −4.2
(24.4)
−2.1
(28.2)
2.6
(36.7)
8.4
(47.1)
13.4
(56.1)
16.4
(61.5)
17.9
(64.2)
17.4
(63.3)
13.7
(56.7)
8.6
(47.5)
3.0
(37.4)
−1.6
(29.1)
7.8
(46)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 44
(1.73)
40
(1.57)
40
(1.57)
57
(2.24)
83
(3.27)
105
(4.13)
94
(3.7)
79
(3.11)
51
(2.01)
43
(1.69)
49
(1.93)
56
(2.2)
741
(29.15)
Source: Climate-Data.org[4]

Twin town

People from Rakhiv

References

  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian).  
  2. ^ Zakarpattia, Ukrainian Census (2001)
  3. ^ Carpathian Biosphere Reserve
  4. ^ "Climate: Rakhiv". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Rakhiv Business Catalog - You'll find the latest information about hotels, cottages, recreation in Carpathians
  • Rakhiv Travel Site
  • City of Rakhiv Informational portal
  • Rakhiv in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine
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