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Yaremche

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Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. It is administratively incorporated as a town of oblast significance and is the center of Yaremche Municipality which includes the urban-type settlement of Vorokhta, a ski resort, and five other villages: Mykulychyn, Polianytsia, Tatariv, Voronenko, and Yablunytsia. The city is located at the altitude of around 580m above mean sea level. Population:. The total population of the whole municipality is 23,127 with 12,478 living in Yaremche and Vorokhta.Yaremche hosts the headquarters of the nearby Carpathian National Nature Park.HistoryPossible root of the word "Yaremche" from Turkish. In Turkic languages "yarım" means "half" and "yarımca" means "little half". It was established in 1787 and received the status of a city on December 30, 1977. In interwar period (1918–1939) it belonged to Poland and was the most popular tourist center in eastern part of the Carpathian Mountains (in late 1920s more than 6 000 guests came there yearly). Yaremche was growing year by year in importance and number of tourists. According to some, it had a chance to achieve same importance as other key Polish mountain spas, Zakopane and Krynica. However, in September 1939 it was captured by Soviet troops and became a part of Soviet Union as part of the Ukrainian SSR. During the World War II it was part of the Distrikt Galizien and was liberated by the Soviet forces in 1944. On December 30, 1977 the city of Yaremcha became a municipality within the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast. Since 1991 it became a part of the independent Ukraine.
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