Verkhovyna Raion

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Verkhovyna Raion
Верховинський район
Coat of arms of Verkhovyna Raion
Coat of arms
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
Established 1966
Admin. center Verkhovyna
 • Governor Vasyl Hondurak
 • Total 1,254 km2 (484 sq mi)
 • Total 30,481
 • Density 24/km2 (63/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal index 285280
Area code ?
Website Raion Profile (Verkhovna Rada)
Raion Administration

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. Part of Verkhovyna town is also a village of Vipche. The raion was reinstated in 1966 (initially in 1939 as Zhabie Raion) out of the Kosiv Raion. Population: 30,481 (2016 est.)[1].


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 Bialy Slon 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 communes

  • 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
  • Kryvorivnya
    • Berezhnytsia
  • Perekhresne
  • Probiynivka
    • Hramotne
      • Stovpni
  • Stebni
  • Usteriky
  • Khorotseve
    • Barvinkiv
  • Yablunytsia
    • Senkivske
    • Cheremoshna


  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
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