Horokhiv (Ukrainian: Горохів, Polish: Horochów, Yiddish: ארכעוו Arkhev, Russian: Горохов) is a town in Volyn Oblast, Ukraine. It serves as the administrative center of Horokhiv Raion. Population: 8,925 (2022 est.)[1]

Horochów (in Polish)
Horokhiv District administration
Horokhiv District administration
Flag of Horokhiv
Coat of arms of Horokhiv
Horokhiv is located in Volyn Oblast
Horokhiv is located in Ukraine
Coordinates: 50°29′58″N 24°45′54″E / 50.49944°N 24.76500°E / 50.49944; 24.76500Coordinates: 50°29′58″N 24°45′54″E / 50.49944°N 24.76500°E / 50.49944; 24.76500
Country Ukraine
Oblast Volyn Oblast
RaionLutsk Raion
 • MayorViktor Hodyk
213 m (699 ft)
 • Total8,925


The first written mention of it was in 1240 in the Hypatian Codex.

From 1795 until the Russian Revolution of 1917, it was part of Volhynian Governorate of the Russian Empire; from 1921 to 1939 it was part of Wołyń Voivodeship of Poland.

A railway station was built here in 1924-1925.[2]

Since September 1939 it was a part of the USSR. Also, in 1939 it became a town.[2][3]

A local newspaper is published here since 1939.[4]

The Germans occupied town from summer 1941 to July 1944. Its Jewish population, comprising over half the town’s inhabitants, was murdered en masse during The Holocaust.[citation needed]



  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ a b Горохов // Большая Советская Энциклопедия. / редколл., гл. ред. Б. А. Введенский. 2-е изд. том 12. М., Государственное научное издательство «Большая Советская энциклопедия», 1952. стр.229
  3. ^ Горохов // Большой энциклопедический словарь (в 2-х тт.). / редколл., гл. ред. А. М. Прохоров. том 1. М., "Советская энциклопедия", 1991. стр.326
  4. ^ № 2632. Строитель коммунизма // Летопись периодических и продолжающихся изданий СССР 1986 - 1990. Часть 2. Газеты. М., «Книжная палата», 1994. стр.345

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