Kosiv Raion

Kosiv Raion (Ukrainian: Косівський район),(Romanian: Regiunea Cosău) is a raion (administrative district) of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of Ukraine. The city of Kosiv is the administrative center of the raion. Population: 84,437 (2021 est.)[1].

Kosiv Raion
Косівський район
Flag of Kosiv Raion
Coat of arms of Kosiv Raion
Kosiv Raion 2020.svg
Coordinates: 48°19′32″N 24°59′13″E / 48.32556°N 24.98694°E / 48.32556; 24.98694Coordinates: 48°19′32″N 24°59′13″E / 48.32556°N 24.98694°E / 48.32556; 24.98694
Country Ukraine
Region Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
Admin. centerKosiv
Subdivisions5 hromadas
 • GovernorYaroslav Shynkaruk
 • Total903 km2 (349 sq mi)
 • Total84,437
 • Density94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal index
Area code+380
WebsiteOfficial website


Kosiv Raion in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast before 2020

On 18 July 2020, as part of the administrative reform of Ukraine, the number of raions of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast was reduced to six, however, the area of Kosiv Raion was essentially unchanged.[2][3] The January 2020 estimate of the raion population was 86,615 (2020 est.)[4]

Both before and after 2000, the raion consisted of five hromadas:[5]

General informationEdit

The district is located in the Precarpathian region of Ukraine. The total area is 903 km² with 91,1 thousand inhabitants.

The climate is moderately continental.

The mountains go up to 1000 m above the sea level in the mountainous part of the raion. There are few big rivers among the mountains: Cheremosh — 80 km, Pistynka — 56 km, Rybnytsa — 54 km.

Archaeological finds show that the territory of the raion was inhabited from the Neolithic times. First written information about Kosiv is from 1424. Firstly, the town was called Rykiv, and only latter it was renamed to Kosiv. Other old settlements of the raion are Kobaky (15th century), Kuty (1448), Vyzhnii Bereziv (1412).

Famous peopleEdit

Famous people that were born, lived or worked in Kosiv district:

  • Marko Cheremshyna (1874-1927) was a Ukrainian writer of Hutsul background.
  • Dmytro Pavlychko (1929) is a Ukrainian poet, translator, scriptwriter, culturologist, political and public figure, and dissident.


  1. ^ a b "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 11 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Про утворення та ліквідацію районів. Постанова Верховної Ради України № 807-ІХ". Голос України (in Ukrainian). 2020-07-18. Retrieved 2020-10-03.
  3. ^ "Нові райони: карти + склад" (in Ukrainian). Міністерство розвитку громад та територій України.
  4. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Косівська районна рада (состав до 2020 г.)" (in Russian). Портал об'єднаних громад України.