Khashchovanya is a small Boyko village with total area of only 1.3 km, situated at the south of Skole District in 4 km from Volosyanka, 11 km from Slavske and 40 km from the district center, with a population of around 380. Local authorities are represented by Volosyanka Village Council.
The village was founded in 1580. According to legends, when the Tatars started to attack villages, their citizens ran away to hide into high mountains, in thickets, – “khashchi”, – and settled there. They began to cut down forest and build their dwellings there. That is what the village’s name is derived from.
Through the village runs mountain river Slavka, the Opir’s right-bank tributary which originates in northern slopes of the Watershed. To the north of the village, there is Mount Kychera (851 m); to the south – Mount Rivna (912 m) and Mount Gnyla (918,8 m); to the west – mountains Yavornyk Malyi (1015 m), Magura (941 m), and Perehresnyi (989 m). The highest peak in the vicinity is Mala Slavka (1121,5 m), situated between the villages Khashchovanya and Yalynkuvate.
In the village survived traditional Boyko-style wooden sacral buildings, such as the Church of St. John the Baptist (1846) and the bell tower of XIX c. – architectural monuments of state importance.
Khashchovanya is a good choice for those willing to have rest in quiet and tranquility. In the picturesque hills at the border of Lviv and Transkarpathian Regions near the village one can find Khashchovanya Lake, the waters of which in summer become warm enough to bathe. There is no exact data about the origin of the lake. According to one of the versions, it belongs to landslide lakes, according to others, it’s anthropogenic. Not far away from the village there is Zakhar Berkut resort.
|Volosyanka Village Council||Volosyanka||+38 (03251) 4-73-43|
|Telephone number information service||+38 (032) 99-109-11|
|Post office||served by the department: |
5 Ivana Franka Street, Volosyanka
|+38 (03251) 4-73-47|
|Mountain search and rescue service||10 Ivana Franka Street, Slavske||+38 (03251) 4-21-02, |
+38 (097) 493-44-12