The city of Irshava is located on both banks of the Irshavki river-tributaries of the river Borzhavy. The modern name of the city comes from the word “rusty”, since the Irshavtsi contains a large amount of iron oxide and the water in it has the appropriate color. Old Hungarian name Irshava-Ilosvay – by the name of its owners.
The population of Irshava is about 9500 people. Distance to Uzhgorod’s 83 kilometers. To the nearest railway station in Vinogradov the distance of 25 kilometers.
For the first time about Irshavu in historical written sources it was mentioned as early as 1341. Then Irshava and the surrounding area were owned feudal lords of Iloshvay.
During the kurut revolt 1703-1711 years Arshavina became one of the main theatres of war. Many residents of Irshava joined the ranks of the army Ferenc II Rakoczy. For most of its history, Irshava was a feudal dependent settlement. Only at the endXIX century Irshava received the right to free trade. In 1911 from Sevlyush (Vinogradov) дin Irshava was built narrow gauge railway. On October 25, 1944, Irshava was liberated from the Nazi invaders. Since 1982 Irshava has received the status of district center.
Irshava cannot boast of interesting historical monuments. But all lovers of narrow gauge Railways should visit this city for the sake of the railwayBeregovo-Kushnitsa, which also passes through Irshava. The same branch of the narrow gauge railway operates from Irshava to Vinogradov.
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