Verkhovyna Raion

Verkhovyna Raion (Ukrainian: Верховинський район) is a raion (district) of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast (region). The urban-type settlement of Verkhovyna is the administrative center of the raion. The raion was reinstated in 1966 (initially in 1939 as Zhabie Raion) out of the Kosiv Raion. Population: 30,399 (2021 est.)[1]

Verkhovyna Raion
Верховинський район
Coat of arms of Verkhovyna Raion
Verkhovyna Raion 2020.svg
Coordinates: 48°1′51″N 24°48′6″E / 48.03083°N 24.80167°E / 48.03083; 24.80167Coordinates: 48°1′51″N 24°48′6″E / 48.03083°N 24.80167°E / 48.03083; 24.80167
Country Ukraine
Region Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
Established1966
Admin. centerVerkhovyna
Subdivisions3 hromadas
Government
 • GovernorVasyl Hondurak
Area
 • Total1,254 km2 (484 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total30,399
 • Density24/km2 (63/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Postal index
285280
Area code?
WebsiteRaion Profile (Verkhovna Rada)
Raion Administration

SubdivisionsEdit

 
Verkhovyna 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 Verkhovyna Raion was essentially unchanged.[2][3] The January 2020 estimate of the raion population was 30,479 (2020 est.)[4]

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

GeographyEdit

To the west of Verkhovyna Raion lies Zakarpattia Region, while to its east - Chernivtsi Region. To the northwest there lies the Nadvirna Raion and to the northeast - the Kosiv Raion. The biggest river, Cheremosh runs along the Chernivtsi Region and serves as the natural border. Most of the raion is covered with forest.

The raion is located at the extreme south of the Ivano-Frankivsk Region and has a 45 kilometres (28 mi) state border with Romania along the Chyvchyn Ridge. Infrastructure in the raion is underdeveloped and it does not have rail or air connection due to its highland relief. On the other hand it is widely used for mountain tourism and hiking.

Among notable landmarks there is a regional museum of local history "Hutsulshchyna", abandoned Polish Astronomical Observatory Biały Słoń which is used for as a mountain shelter with a small search and rescue team.

The raion is divided into one urban commune (township) and 21 rural communes (councils). It lies in the historical region of Pokuttya.

List of communesEdit

  • Verkhovyna (town)
    • Vipche (village)
  • Bystrets
    • Dzembronya
  • Biloberizka
  • Bukovets
    • Cheretiv
  • Verkhniy Yaseniv
    • Rivnya
  • Holovy
    • Chorna Richka
  • Holoshyna
  • Hrynyava
    • Bila Richka
  • Dovhopole
    • Kokhan
    • Polyanky
  • Zamahora
  • Zelene
    • Burkut
    • Topilche
    • Yavirnyk
  • Iltsi
    • Velykyi Khodak
  • Krasnyk
  • Krasnoyillya
    • Vyhoda
  • Kryvopillya
    • Volova
    • Stayishche
  • Kryvorivnia
    • Berezhnytsia
  • Perekhresne
  • Probiynivka
    • Hramotne
      • Stovpni
  • Stebni
  • Usteriky
  • Khorotseve
    • Barvinkiv
  • Yablunytsia
    • Senkivske
    • Cheremoshna

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Верховинська районна рада (состав до 2020 г.)" (in Russian). Портал об'єднаних громад України.