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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.

Other destinations

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.

Get in

By plane

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

By train

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

Get around






Stay safe

Get out

Kosice, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Debrecen

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