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Hoverla / Говерла
The summit of the Hoverla

The summit of the Hoverla

height 2061  m
location Zakarpattia Oblast , Ukraine
Mountains Carpathians
Dominance 187 km →  Moldoveanu
Coordinates 48 ° 9 '37 "  N , 24 ° 30' 0"  E Coordinates: 48 ° 9 '37 "  N , 24 ° 30' 0"  E
Hoverla (Ukraine)
rock Flysch
particularities highest mountain in Ukraine and the Carpathian Forest

The Howerla ( Ukrainian Говерла , Hungarian Hóvár , Romanian Hovârla , Russian Говерла Goverla ) is with 2061  m the highest mountain of Ukraine . The name means, translated from Hungarian, snow mountain .

It is located in the Chornohora in the Carpathians in the southwest of the country, on the border of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast , Raion Nadvirna and the Zakarpattia Oblast , Raion Rakhiv . The area is part of the Eastern Carpathian Biosphere Reserve and the Carpathian National Park .

The normal route to the Hoverla leads from the northeast from the village of Vorokhta on an easy hiking trail to the summit. Other (longer) climbs start from the west from Kvassy (Ukrainian Кваси ), from the north from Laseschchyna or from the south from the village of Hoverla .

The Hoverla brook rises south of the Hoverla and flows into the White Tisza near the village of Hoverla .


To mark the fifth anniversary of Ukraine's independence, a stone memorial plaque was placed on the summit in 1996, in which capsules with earth from all of Ukraine's oblasts are embedded. The flag of Ukraine has been hoisted by civil associations on July 16 since 1990, on the occasion of which the local population has not undisputed mass ascents of the mountain.In 2017, on Ukraine's Independence Day, a 110-meter-long Ukrainian flag was unfurled on the mountaintop as a record . In addition to the summit cross and the older stone obelisk, which is now painted blue, a Trysub was erected in front of the commemorative plaque in 2007 , which was demolished and broken in October by politically different - Eurasian - inspired political activists, then finally renewed in 2015.

Web links

Commons : Howerla  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Institute of Natural Sciences, Geography and Natural History - The highest peaks of the Ukrainian Carpathians and their geomorphological regions , accessed on January 11, 2015. (Ukrainian)
  2. The 10 highest mountains in the Ukrainian Carpathians ; accessed on January 31, 2019 (Ukrainian)
  3. 10 of the highest Carpathian peaks with incredible panoramas ; accessed on January 31, 2019 (Russian)
  4. Message on the Zakarpattya.net portal , accessed on August 14, 2018. The temporary protests flared up mainly because of the considerable pollution of the environment in the past.