Volovets (Ukrainian: Воловець; Hungarian: Volóc; Polish: Wołowiec; Russian: Воловец; Slovak: Volovec) is an urban-type settlement in Mukachevo Raion, Zakarpattia Oblast, western Ukraine.[2] Volovets was the administrative center of Volovets Raion (district) until 2020, housing the district's local administration buildings. The town's population was 5,178 as of the 2001 Ukrainian Census.[2] Current population: 4,961 (2022 estimate).[3]

View of Volovets
View of Volovets
Flag of Volovets
Coat of arms of Volovets
Volovets is located in Zakarpattia Oblast
Location of Volovets in Zakarpattia Oblast
Volovets is located in Ukraine
Location of Volovets in Ukraine
Coordinates: 48°42′40″N 23°11′18″E / 48.71111°N 23.18833°E / 48.71111; 23.18833
Country Ukraine
Oblast Zakarpattia Oblast
RaionMukachevo Raion
Urban-type settlement status1957
 • Settlement HeadMykhailo Popelych
Elevation479 m (1,572 ft)
 • TotalDecrease 4,961
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
Area code+380 3136

Names edit

There are several alternative names used for this settlement: Hungarian: Volóc, German: Wolowez, Slovak: Volovec, Russian: Воловец.

Sites edit

From the 1850s, when Volovets was part of Austria-Hungary, the town had a ski ramp. The ramp was used by Emperor Franz Joseph I when he and his family came to visit in 1862.[4]

Sister cities edit

Tourism edit

Volovets is the main transport location through which passenger trains and tourists to Transcarpathia from almost all over Ukraine go. Volovets district is part of the ethnographic district of Boykivshchyna, which is one of the four well-known historical and ethnographic groups of the Ukrainian Carpathians - Hutsuls, Boykos, Lemkos and Dolynians. Volovets district offers guests both calm and active recreation. Special mention should be made of the recreational area of the village of Zhdeniievo, with its numerous camp sites and hotels that provide services for different groups of tourists.

Here you can go paragliding (Borzhava mountain meadow), ride ATVs, mountain bikes, and in winter enjoy skiing and snowboarding.

People from Volovets edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Volovets (Zakarpattia Oblast, Volovets Raion)". weather.in.ua. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Volovets, Zakarpattia Oblast, Volovets Raion". Regions of Ukraine and their Structure (in Ukrainian). Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Retrieved 26 December 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. ^ "Volovets". Mandrivka Ukrainoyu (in Ukrainian). travelua.com.ua. 30 November 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Herzlich willkommen". Volovec-BadEndorf.de (in German). Archived from the original on 8 August 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2012.