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Kosiv Coat of Arms
Kosiv (Ukraine)
Basic data
Oblast : Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
Rajon : Kosiv Raion
Height : 362 m
Area : 11.38 km²
Residents : 8,278 (2004)
Population density : 727 inhabitants per km²
Postcodes : 78600
Area code : +380 3478
Geographic location : 48 ° 19 '  N , 25 ° 6'  E Coordinates: 48 ° 19 '11 "  N , 25 ° 5' 30"  E
KOATUU : 2623610100
Administrative structure : 1 city
Mayor : Volodymyr Piteljak
Address: майдан Незалежності 11
78600 м. Косів
Statistical information
Kosiv (Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast)

Kossiw (Ukrainian Косів ; Polish Kosów , Kosów Pokucki or Kosów Huculski , Romanian Cosău , Russian Косов / Kossow ) is a city in western Ukraine about 73 kilometers southeast of the Oblast capital Ivano-Frankivsk on the Rybnyzja River (Рибниця).

Central square of the city
Kosiv Town Hall


The place was mentioned in writing for the first time in 1424, a fortification of the town inhabited by the Hutsuls was destroyed by the Turks, and in 1654 it was officially granted town charter. It belonged to Austrian Galicia from 1774 to 1918 and from 1854 to 1918 was the seat of the district administration of the Kosów district of the same name and, from 1867, a district court. After the end of the First World War he came to Poland as Kosów and was here from 1921 in the Stanislau Voivodeship . With the beginning of the Second World War, Kosiv was first occupied by the Soviet Union and from 1941 to 1944 by Germany .

In 1945 the city came back to the Soviet Union , there it became part of the Ukrainian SSR and has been part of today's Ukraine since 1991.

The place is known for one of the hottest thermal springs in Europe, which was made famous in the 19th century by the medic Tarnawski.

sons and daughters of the town

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