Opachychi (Ukrainian: Опачичі) was a village in the Vyshhorod Raion (district), in Kyiv Oblast (province) of central Ukraine, located south-east of Chernobyl. It belongs to Ivankiv settlement hromada, one of the hromadas of Ukraine.[2]

Opachychi is located in Kyiv Oblast
Location of Opachychi in Ukraine
Coordinates: 51°12′25.3″N 30°18′38.1″E / 51.207028°N 30.310583°E / 51.207028; 30.310583Coordinates: 51°12′25.3″N 30°18′38.1″E / 51.207028°N 30.310583°E / 51.207028; 30.310583
Country Ukraine
Oblast Kyiv Oblast
RaionChernobyl (1923–1988)
Ivankiv (1988-2020)
Vyshhorod (since 2020)
 • Total15[1]
Area code(s)+380 4493


The village is infamous for being an outlying area within the Chernobyl accident exclusion zone. The permanent population was evacuated following the 1986 accident, and officially the village was liquidated (i.e. excluded from the list of settlements of Kyiv Oblast) in 1999. However, despite radioactive contamination a few residents (samosely) have returned to live there, and as of 28 March 2006 the population was 19.[1]

Until 18 July 2020, Opachychi belonged to Ivankiv Raion. The raion was abolished that day as part of the administrative reform of Ukraine, which reduced the number of raions of Kyiv Oblast to seven. The area of Ivankiv Raion was merged into Vyshhorod Raion.[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b Stone, Richard (2006-03-28). "The Long Shadow of Chernobyl". National Geographic. p. 32. Retrieved 2006-03-28.
  2. ^ "Иванковская громада". Gromada.info (in Russian). Retrieved 16 June 2022.
  3. ^ "Про утворення та ліквідацію районів. Постанова Верховної Ради України № 807-ІХ". Голос України (in Ukrainian). 2020-07-18. Retrieved 2020-10-03.
  4. ^ "Нові райони: карти + склад" (in Ukrainian). Міністерство розвитку громад та територій України.