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May 28, 2022

Volovec (Ukrainian: Воловець [Volovec], Slovak: Volovec) is a city in Transcarpathia, Ukraine, in the Munkács district. It is the seat of the village of Volóc. As of January 1, 2019, its estimated population is 5,128. Ethnographically, it belongs to Bojkóföld, the majority of its inhabitants are boycas.

Location

It is located 30 km northeast of Szolya. An apple field was added to it in 1889, and today Kanora belongs here as well.

Origin of your name

Its Ukrainian name means “area where the herd of cattle overwintered”.

History

Its former owner was the Schönborn family. In 1910 it was inhabited in 1538, mostly by Ruthenians, with a significant Hungarian and German minority. Until the Treaty of Trianon, Bereg County belonged to the Alsóvereckei district. Until the administrative reform in Ukraine in 2020, it was the seat of the Volocsky District. On May 3, 2022, during the Russo-Ukrainian war, a missile hit the town's railway station and an electrical substation. This was the first Russian attack on Transcarpathia during the war. The aerial robotic aircraft were launched from strategic bombers in the Caspian region.

Transport

The settlement is affected by the Csap – Bátyú – Munkács – Lviv railway line.

Points of Interest

Its Greek Catholic church dates from 17-18. It was built in the 16th century and was dedicated to the ascension of Jesus.

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Resources

Adél Németh: Transcarpathia (Panorama 1991) ISBN 963 243 7241 Atlas and Database of Historical Hungary 1914 ISBN 963 85683 3 X