Orzhiv (Ukrainian: Оржів) is a rural settlement in Rivne Raion (district) of Rivne Oblast (province) in western Ukraine. Its population was 4,230 as of the 2001 Ukrainian Census.[2] Current population: 3,853 (2022 estimate).[3]

Transfiguration church
Transfiguration church
Flag of Orzhiv
Coat of arms of Orzhiv
Orzhiv is located in Rivne Oblast
Location of Orzhiv in Ukraine
Coordinates: 50°45′04″N 26°07′07″E / 50.75111°N 26.11861°E / 50.75111; 26.11861
Country Ukraine
Province Rivne Oblast
District Rivne Raion
Town status1959
 • Town HeadYuriy Bobrovnik
 • Total8.95 km2 (3.46 sq mi)
Elevation176 m (577 ft)
 • Total4,230
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
Area code+380 362

History edit

Orzhiv was first founded in the beginning of the 16th century, and it acquired the status of an urban-type settlement in 1959. On 26 January 2024, a new law entered into force which abolished this status, and Orzhiv became a rural settlement.[4]

Geography edit

The town is 20 km northwest of Rivne, 61 km east of Lutsk. It counts a railway station on the Rivne-Kovel line, and is also the eastern terminus of the "Tunnel of Love", an amusement railway linking it to Klevan, surrounded by green arches.

See also edit

  • Klevan and Kvasyliv, the other two urban-type settlements in Rivne Raion of Rivne Oblast

References edit

  1. ^ "Orzhiv (Rivne Oblast, Rivne Raion)". weather.in.ua. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Orzhiv, Rivne Oblast, Rivne Raion". Regions of Ukraine and their Structure (in Ukrainian). Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  3. ^ 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. Archived (PDF) from the original on 4 July 2022.
  4. ^ "Что изменится в Украине с 1 января". glavnoe.in.ua (in Russian). 1 January 2024.

External links edit

  Media related to Orzhiv at Wikimedia Commons