How many streets in Transcarpathia could come under the Law on discommunization (Infographic)
Yandex learned how many streets in Transcarpathian region could fall under the Law on discommunization
Yandex.Maps was launched in Ukraine in 2006. Now they have detailed layouts of all cities and many smaller settlements of the country with streets and buildings. To keep maps accurate and relevant, Ukrainian cartographers of Yandex update them monthly, monitoring changes and renamings of place names. By November 21, local authorities of Ukrainian cities, towns and villages must change names of a number of objects according to the Law on discommunization passed six months ago. Yandex found out how many streets, according to experts, could fall under this law in the settlements of Transcarpathia*.
Out of almost 1,500 streets, alleys, avenues and squares of Transcarpathian region plotted on Yandex.Maps, the Law on discommunization, as of the beginning of September, applied to less than 80 toponymic objects. The most widespread names of such streets are Zhovtneva, Pershotravneva and Proletarska (6, 5 and 4 place names, respectively). This is quite few in comparison to the rest of the country. For example, only in Kyiv and Kyiv region alone, there are stil 201 Zhovtneva streets and 97 Pershotravneva streets, and in general the law applies to more than 2,000 objects of Kyiv region.
If we take all "Soviet" streets of Transcarpathia and combine them into one, it will be 76 km long, roughly the distance from Uzhgorod to Vynogradiv. For comparison: the road made of all "Soviet" streets of Kyiv region would stretch for 2,200 km - this is the distance from Uzhgorod to Madrid.
HERE you can read about how many streets fall under the Law on discommunization throughout Ukraine.