Kariv, Sokal Raion

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Kariv (Ukrainian: Ка́рів) is a small village (selo) in the Sokal Raion, Lviv Oblast of Western Ukraine. The total area of the village is 4.6 km2, and the population is around 1157 people. Local government is administered by Karivska village council.


This village is located on the altitude of 211 metres (690 ft) above sea level, and is located at a distance 72 kilometres (45 mi) from the regional center of Lviv, 57 kilometres (35 mi) from the district center Sokal, and 47 kilometres (29 mi) from the mining city Chervonohrad.

History and Attractions

Archival records of Kariv date back to 1490. The Church of St. Paraskeva (1887, stone) is an architectural monument of local importance.

Famous people

Matyuk Viktor Hryhorovych – Ukrainian composer, author of the textbook of science of harmony, priest and folklorist. He is buried in the cemetery in the village Kariv; there is a monument.
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