District Pustomyty Raion
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
Elevation 296 m
|Province Lviv Oblast|
Postal code 81164
Rakovets (Ukrainian: Ра́ковець, in the past had the name Mlynivtsi (Ukrainian: Млинівці)) – is a small village (selo), which is located in Pustomyty Raion, Lviv Oblast, of Western Ukraine.
The village covers an area of 1,28 km2 and the population of village is just about 207 persons. Local government is administered by Rakovetska village council.
The village is located on the altitude of 290 metres (950 ft) above sea level, on the right bank of the Zubra River, a left tributary of the Dniester River (Dniester river basin). It is at a distance 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) on the east of the Highway M06 (Ukraine) () at a distance 23 kilometres (14 mi) from the regional center of Lviv, 29 kilometres (18 mi) from the district center Pustomyty and 248 kilometres (154 mi) from the city of Uzhhorod.
Rakovets village the first time is mentioned in 1484. Its name comes from the crayfish (Rak richkovyy). Originally the village was town. Then, unable to compete with neighboring Lviv, over the years the city has become a village.
Cult constructions and Attractions
The village has the architectural monument of national importance. It is the Roman Catholic Church of St. Valentine, which what currently is an inactive object. This catholic church was built in 1856. In 1890 this temple been severely damaged, but later been restored.
An architectural monument of local importance there are in the village. It is the Church of the Holy Virgin Protection, what was built in 1904 by the famous Ukrainian architect Vasyl Nahirnyy and the bell tower of the church of the Holy Virgin Protection (wooden). The church belongs to the Diocese of UGCC.
The miraculous source is in the village Rakovets. It is located in the eastern edge of the village. The miraculous source is very well groomed and refers to the natural monuments.
• Історія міст і сіл УРСР : Львівська область, Пустомитівський район, Раковець. – К. : ГРУРЕ, 1968 р. Page 603 (Ukrainian)