Geographical Note

Kosivshchyna is the administrative district with Kosiv as a center. It is situated at the foot of the Carpathians and partially on the slopes along the Rybnytsya River at the point of geographic coordinates 25°05' eastern longitude and 48°20' northern latitude, at the elevation of 415–450 m above sea level.

The population of Kosiv is 9.5 thousand people. The area of the district is 0.9 thousand square km. There are 2 villages of the urban type and 42 villages there. The population of the district is 93.3 thousand people, 98.8% of them are Ukrainians.

Most of the territory is occupied by the mountain ranges, which go northwest, southeast. The valleys of the Cheremosh, Rybnytsya, Pistynka, and Lychka Rivers cross them. Over 100 small rivers flow pure waters into them. The mountains are covered with forests. At the foot-deciduous (oak, beech, birch, hornbeam), and higher-mixed and coniferous (fir-trees).

The woods are rich in mushrooms, and wild berries. The mountain meadows — in official plants.

Carpathian Mountains. Photo: Roman PeCHYZHak

The elevation of the mountain ranges is 709–1476 m above sea level. Comparatively low mountains, gentle slopes, interchange of the forests and glades, drinking water almost everywhere, sources of mineral water and inhabited territory make it especially attractive for traveling, irrespective of your age and season.

The climate is generally mild: the average temperature in January is -5.4°C, July — +18.6°C. The annual amount of precipitation is 787 mm; the sum of active temperatures is 2200°C. All this creates favorable conditions for gardening, which has been developed since the VIII century.

Considerable part of the territory belongs to the Hutsulshchyna National Park.

Nearly 60 geological and hydrologic marks of nature, scores of kinds of animals and plants, and valuable landscapes are protected here.


Note Comparatively low mountains, gentle slopes, interchange of the forests and glades, drinking water almost everywhere, sources of mineral water and inhabited territory make Kosivshchyna especially attractive for traveling, irrespective of your age and season.
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