Verkhovyna

The name of

Verkhovyna

village till 1962 was Zhabye. It is located on the Chorny Cheremosh river (Cheremosh's tributary), 31 km from Vorokhta railway station. Its population is 5,9 thousand.

The first mention of Zhabye village dates back to 1424, when the village together with the monastery by the Rybnytsya river (now it is Kosiv town) was given by the Lithuanian prince Svydryhaylo as a gift to the local rich man Vlad Drahosymovych. Here is a legend, that the first settler in the valley of the Chorny Cheremosh river was Zhabka. This is where the name Zhabye comes from. According to another version, in the marshland of the river there were lots of toads (Zhabye can be translated as Toads').

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The information on the region is kindly provided by Vasyl Kobylyuk.
Photos
 Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (20th cen.)  Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (20th cen.)  Chornohora mountain range  Museum of the film «Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors»  The village view, in the foreground - Museum of the film «Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors»  Timber rafting down the Cheremosh river near Zhabye-Iltsi, the part of present day Verkhovyna village (the image is taken from <a href="http://artkolo.org">artkolo.org</a>) 
 Kryvets valley near Zhabye-Iltsi, the part of present day Verkhovyna village (the image is taken from <a href="http://artkolo.org">artkolo.org</a>) 
 Verkhovyna (Zhabye) village, early 20th cent. (the image is taken from <a href="http://artkolo.org">artkolo.org</a>) 
 Verkhovyna (Zhabye) village, early 20th cent. (the image is taken from <a href="http://artkolo.org">artkolo.org</a>) 
 Verkhovyna (Zhabye) village, early 20th cent. (the image is taken from <a href="http://artkolo.org">artkolo.org</a>) 
 Verkhovyna (Zhabye) village, early 20th cent. (the image is taken from <a href="http://artkolo.org">artkolo.org</a>) 
 Verkhovyna (Zhabye) village, the view of Chornohora mountain range (the image is taken from <a href="http://artkolo.org">artkolo.org</a>) 
 The monument in the centre of the village
 The view of Chornohora mountain range from Verkhovyna
 The view of Chornohora mountain range from Verkhovyna
 Landscape from Mahura mountain
 Landscape from Mahura mountain
 Landscape from Mahura mountain
 Landscape from Mahura mountain
 Landscape from Mahura mountain
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