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ZAKARPATTYA OBLAST

Zakarpattya Oblast is situated in the south-western part of Ukraine. It borders on Poland and Lviv Oblast in the north, Ivano-Frankivsk in the east, Romania in the south, Hungary and Slovakia in the west. The region is divided into 13 districts, 10 towns and more than 500 villages. The administrative center is the city Uzhgorod; among other large cities are Mukachevo, Khust and Vinogradov. The area of the region is 12, 7 thousand sq.km, the population – 1, 2 mln people.

From the ancient times the territory is considered to be «a bridge» between the Northern and the Southern, the Eastern and the Western Europe. The territory of Karptska Rus' was under the power of Hungarian rulers for a long time but in 1541 Turks conquered central Hungary and in the result of it Zakarpatye was divided into 2 parts. In the end of XVII century Zakarpatye appeared under the power of Habsburgs. In 1919 Czechoslovakia invaded the western part of the region while Romania – south-eastern. In 1945 the agreement between the USSR and Czechoslovakia was signed; according to it western Ukraine became a part of the USSR. Modern Zakarpattya Oblast was created in 1946.

The climate is moderately continental. Within Zakarpatska lowland winter is short and mild, summer is war. In low and middle mountain part of Carpathians winter is cold and long, summer is short and cool. There are nearly 150 rivers; the largest of them are the Teresva, the Tereblya, the Borzhava, etc.

Zakarpatya Oblast is famous among those who travel to Ukraine with its recreational resorts and mineral springs. The nature in Carpathians is very rich; there are skiing resorts and hiking centers. A lot of architectural monuments are preserved on the territory of the region; among main attractions are Goryanska rotunda of Saint Anna, different ancient castles in which western Ukraine is so rich (Uzhgorod castle, for example) and other.

Visit this rich region with great historic significance and discover all the amenities of it.

 

 

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