It is located in the northern part of Zakarpattia oblast within the Vododilnyi and Polonynskyi mountain ranges. The highest peak is Mount Velykyi Verkh (1598 metres above sea level) located on the border with Mizhgirya district. The mountain ranges from Pashkivtsi up to Vysokyi Kamin near Pidpolozzya are considered to be the floristic reserve 'Pikui' where a lot of valuable rare plants, especially medicinal ones, are protected.
All the rivers of Volovets district are the tributaries of the Latorytsia river (the Danube basin) which source is on the slopes of the Verkhovynskyi mountain range, under Veretskyi Pass. It gives its name to the village of Latirka located on the both banks of its stream bed that is getting affluent with the flow. A lot of small rivers fall into the Latorytsia, among them: the Bashta and the Slavka that flow through Verkhni Vorota as well as the Kachurka (Verbyazh, Zavadka), the Vicha (Huklyvy, Volovets), the Zhdenivka (Zhdeniyevo) and others which sources are located high in the mountains. All of them have rapid flows, steep banks and narrow valleys.
The district is rich in mixed coniferous forests where spruce, fir tree, beech, ash tree and sycamore grow. In summer and autumn, you can find a lot of mushrooms and berries hiding among the trees.
Volovets district is a part of the ethnographic region of Boykivshchyna, one of three famous historical-ethnographic groups of the Ukrainian Carpathians — Hutsuls, Boykos and Lemkos that have a crucial difference in their everyday life, customs, rituals and material culture.
The district centre is the urban-type settlement of Volovets.
Volovets district is the motherland of Ukrainian poetess with a difficult fate Sofia Malylio that was born in the village of Verkhni Vorota.
In the district, tourist infrastructure is developing step by step. A lot of new hotels are opening in the resort Zhdeniyevo where there is a ski lift. For those who stop in Volovets, the lifts in the villages of neighbouring Mizhhirskyi district — Podobovets (about 10 km) and Pylypets (about 15 km) — will be available. Paragliding, orienteering and other competitions are held in the district. Here, a lot of hiking routes are laid, the most popular of them are from Volovets to The Borzhava Mountain Valley and from Pashkivtsi and Zhdeniyevo to the Vododilnyi mountain range.
There are 7 mineral springs in Volovets district. The most famous of them is located in Zanka. Baths held by the forestry had been working here for a long time.
|Volovets District Council||30 Nezalezhnosti Street||+38 (03136) 2-22-66|
|Volovets Settlement Сouncil||7 Pushkina Street||+38 (03136) 2-25-33|
|Telephone number information service||+38 (031) 991-09-11|
|Central district hospital||23 Karpatska Street||+38 (03136) 2-43-00|
|Round-the-clock pharmacy||23 Karpatska Street|
(in the district hospital)
|Pharmacies||46 Karpatska Street|
50 Karpatska Street
|Post office||6 O. Pushkina Street||+38 (03136) 2-22-85|
|Mountain search and rescue service||110 Tsentralna Street, Nyzhni Vorota village||+38 (050) 273-76-45|