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Europe : Ukraine : Western Ukraine : Zakarpatska
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Zakarpatska (Transcarpathia) is in an oblast in Western Ukraine. Until WWI it used to belong to Hungary (under the Austro-Hungarian Empire) and between the wars to Czechoslovakia. It still retains a relatively multi-national flair having considerable ethnic minorities. The indigenous population to this region is the Rusyn, who do not consider themselves Ukrainians.

A region of Western Ukraine closely associated with Ukrainian culture. The majority of ethnic people align themselves with the Ukrainian people and consider themselves a part of the overall Rusyn culture.


  • Uzhhorod (Hungarian: Ungvár, Russian: Uzhgorod, German: Ungwar, Ungstadt, Ushhorod) is the oblast's capital.

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The Ukrainian Carpathians.



The official language is Ukrainian and it is also the most common one. Most inhabitants have a good command of Russian as a foreign language. Minority languages include Slovak, Hungarian and Romanian. Other foreign languages are German and English.

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Uzhhorod has its own international airport. Other nearby airports are Ivano-Frankivsk, Kosice (Slovakia) and Debrecen (Hungary).

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Train connections are available from Ivano-Frankivsk, Kosice and Debrecen.

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Kosice, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Debrecen

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