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Many nationalities are in contact with one another in the Carpathians, and this diversity has effected the development of scientific research in the region. From the end of the 18th century until World War I, most of the Carpathians were within the boundaries of Austria-Hungary, and throughout this period the Carpathians were readily accessible to all scientists of this multinational empire; the work of Polish scientists, together with that of Germans and Hungarians, is considered most noteworthy. In the late 19th century the Austrian general staff published the first comprehensive topographic map of the region.

Vorokhta

Vorokhta

According to the legend, the name of the village appeared in 17th century, when a deserter from the czarist army a soldier Vorokhta settled in the village. He was a talented weaver; the fame of him spread rapidly throughout the area.