Mizhgirya district



The district is situated in the north-east of Transcarpathia region within the boundaries of Watershed ridge and Polonyna Ridge, Near-Watershed Gorgany. It is characterized by the low-mountain, rolling terrain with prevailing altitudes of 650-900 m a.s.l. The highest mountain peaks in the district are Strymba (1719 m), Kamianka (1587 m), Magura (1517 m), Borzhava mountain range with its peak Mt. Stiy (1677 m). Over 60% of its territory is covered by forests, its majority being conifers (spruce, fir, mountain pine); among deciduous trees — beech, sycamore, ash. Through the district run rivers Tereblia and Rika — the tributaries of river Tisza. The most famous hydrological natural monument is Synevyr Lake. The district is rich in mineral bicarbonate-chloride-calcic waters (53 springs explored), the most popular of which are those in Soymiv, Vuchkove, Kolochava, Verkhni Bystry, Kelechyn.

The administrative centre — village Mizhgirya.

Mizhgirya district is ecologically one of the cleanest parts of Ukraine, abundant in mushrooms and berries. Annually 120 tons of Carpathian porcini and 40 tons of berries are being laid in. Until 2010 in the district there was also a wood processing factory “Swedwood”, the subsidiary of the world’s most famous home furniture retailer IKEA.

Like in the neighbouring Volovets district , in Mizhgirya district, fragments of the Arpad Line have survived till nowadays attracting those interested in contemporary fortifications. Nearby Synevyr Lake there is an area of densely situated shelters, as well as 3 bunkers and a pillbox at the confluence of rivers Ozernyanka and Tereblya.

In the district there are famous ski resorts — Pylypets, Podobovets, Izky, Verkhniy Studeny and a balneal resort Soymy. In 34 settlements out of 44 there are wooden churches, both old and newly built. “Young” Mizhgirya churches are quite interesting too, since even in the 20th c. they were built according to antique patterns. In Mizhgirya district hiking and cycling routes to The Borzhava Mountain Valley, Watershed ridge and Gorgany mountain range begin. Major part of the district’s territory belongs to the Nature Reserve Fund of Ukraine.

Worth visiting:

Wooden churches

  • Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary with the bell tower (1808), village Bukovets
  • St. Nicholas Church and the bell tower (1804), village Verkhniy Studeny
  • St. Nicholas Church and the bell tower (17th c. — 1798), village Izky
  • Holy Spirit Church and the bell tower (1795), village Kolochava
  • St. Michael’s Church and the bell tower (18th с., 1818), village Negrovets, N48.45097 E23.65930
  • Annunciation Church and the bell tower (1820), village Negrovets, N48.45600 E23.64445
  • Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church and the bell tower (1780), village Pylypets
  • St. Nicholas Church and the bell tower (end of the 17th c., 1785), village Podobovets
  • St. Nicholas Church and the bell tower (1797), village Pryslip
  • St. Nicholas Church and the bell tower (17th с., 1751), village Rekity
  • Church of St. Demetrius and the bell tower (1780), village Repynne, N48.58130 E23.44524
  • Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the bell tower (1759), village Roztoka
  • Church of the Intercession of the Theotokos and the bell tower (1817), village Synevyrska Polyana
  • Ss. Peter and Paul’s Church (18th c.) with the bell tower, village Suhy
  • Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the bell tower (1809), village Torun

Nature reserves:

  • Nature reserves “Goliatyn”, “Large Yavorovets’ and Obnoga” — plantations of relict Scotch pine, spruce, and fir together with biogroups of European yew are being preserved.
  • Part of the preserved landscape of Verkhovyna Carpathians is being protected in local nature reserve “Grabovets’”.
Important information:
ServiceAddressPhone number
Mizhgirya Village Council77 T. Shevchenka Street+38 (03146) 2-13-89, 2-15-85
Telephone number information service +38 (031) 991-09-11
District hospital4 Vozziednannya Street+38 (03146) 2-12-30
Post office 96 T. Shevchenka Street+38 (03146) 2-10-40,
+38 (067) 442-39-63
Mountain search and rescue service16/12 T. Shevchenka Street, Mizhgirya+38 (03146) 2-23-45,
+38 (097) 847-60-41
 
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 Crocuses in Kolochava
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 Crocuses in Kolochava
 Crocuses in Kolochava
 Crocuses in Kolochava
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 Crocuses in Kolochava
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 St. Michael Church with bell tower (18th century), Nehrovets village
 St. Michael Church with bell tower (18th century), Nehrovets village
 St. Michael Church (18th century), Nehrovets village
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 St. Michael Church (18th century), Nehrovets village
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