Image - Bridge over the Prut River near Yaremche. Image - Hutsulshchyna tourist centre in Yaremche.

Yaremche or Yaremcha [Jaremče or Jaremča]. Map: V-5. A city (2017 pop 8,918) in the Prut River Valley in Ivano-Frankivsk oblast. It was founded in 1895, and incorporated the villages of Yamna and Dora, which date back to the end of the 16th century. In 1738–45 Oleksa Dovbush and his opryshoks were active in the vicinity. In 1963 Yaremche was granted city status. Situated 665 m above sea level and surrounded by mountain peaks, the town is famous for its recreational and health resorts. A third of its inhabitants are employed in the tourism industry. There are 2 tourist bases, a youth camp, 6 rest homes, and 2 sanatoriums specializing in the treatment of tuberculosis, rheumatism, and nervous disorders.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]

Image - Panorama of Yaremche. Image - Souvenir stand at the Yaremche market. Image - The Dovbush rock near Yaremche. Image - The Dovbush rock near Yaremche. Image - A Hutsul-style building in Yaremche. Image - A palace of culture building in Yaremche. Image - A tourist resort in Yaremche.

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