Rakhiv

Rakhiv (Ukrainian: Рахів, pronounced [ˈrɑxiu̯]; Rusyn: Рахово; see below) 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].

Rakhiv

Рахів  (Ukrainian)

Rahó  (Hungarian)
Rahău  (Romanian)
City of district significance

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Rakhiv
Location of Rakhiv
Coordinates: 48°03′00″N 24°12′00″E
Country Ukraine
Oblast Zakarpattia Oblast
RaionRakhiv Raion
Founded1477
Incorporated1958
Government
  MayorMedvid, Viktor
Area
  Total5.68 km2 (2.19 sq mi)
Elevation
430 m (1,410 ft)
Population
 (2016)
  Total15,430
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
90600
Area code(s)+380-3132
ClimateDfb

Names

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

Demographics

As of 2001, the city population was 15,241 inhabitants.

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."

There was Thomas Garrigue Masaryk in his stay to study a situation on the Romanian front during World War I in Hotel "Ukraina" on the winter 1917 - 1918, which remind the memorial desk there. [2]

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
(46.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 44
(1.7)
40
(1.6)
40
(1.6)
57
(2.2)
83
(3.3)
105
(4.1)
94
(3.7)
79
(3.1)
51
(2.0)
43
(1.7)
49
(1.9)
56
(2.2)
741
(29.1)
Source: Climate-Data.org[4]

Twin town

People from Rakhiv

References

  1. "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  2. PRECLÍK, Vratislav. Masaryk a legie (Masaryk and legions), váz. kniha, 219 str., vydalo nakladatelství Paris Karviná, Žižkova 2379 (734 01 Karviná, CZ) ve spolupráci s Masarykovým demokratickým hnutím (Masaryk Democratic Movement, Prague), 2019, ISBN 978-80-87173-47-3, pp.17 - 25, 33 - 45, 70 – 96, 100- 140, 159 – 184, 187 - 199
  3. Carpathian Biosphere Reserve
  4. "Climate: Rakhiv". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
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