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Zakarpattya region

Zakarpattya regionZakarpattya region is located in the west of Ukraine, it is a part of the Carpathian area, in the south it borders with Romania, south-west – Hungary, west - Slovakia and north-west - Poland, the region is a kind of Ukrainian "window to Europe".

Since ancient times the territory of Zakarpattya was a "bridge" between North and South, Western and Eastern Europe. The region was founded on January 22, 1946.

The territory of the region is 12.8 thousand square kilometers or 2.1% of Ukraine.

The population is about 1.25 million people or 2.6% of Ukrainian population, including urban population – 37.1% and rural – 62.9%.

The most of the population live in the Transcarpathian lowland, which occupies about 20% of the region, in the mountain villages live the fifth of the population.

Zakarpattya region is multinational; here are the representatives of over 70 nationalities, including Ukrainians (80.5%), Hungarians (12.1%), Romanians (2.6%), Russians (2.5%), Gypsies (1.1%), Slovaks (0.5%), Germans (0.3%) and others.

The administrative-territorial division of the region: 13 administrative districts, 10 cities, including 3 cities of regional subordination (Uzhgorod, Mukachevo, Hust), 20 towns and 579 villages. The administrative center is the city of Uzhgorod.

Svalyava. Zakarpattya regionIn the southwestern part of the region is situated the Transcarpathian lowland, which is the part of Middle-Danubian lowland, slightly sloping from the mountains to the valley of Tisa river.

In the region there are 9429 rivers and streams, of which 147 rivers are longer than 10 km each. The largest of them is the Tisa, the left tributary of the Danube, which was formed in result of the merger of White and Black Tisa.

All major rivers flow either into Tisa River - Borzhava, Tereblya, Rika, Teresva, or into Bodrog river (in Slovakia) - Uzh, Latoritsa. There 137 natural lakes in the region, mostly of glacial origin, the largest and deepest lake in Zakarpattya is Synevir.

The climate is temperate continental with a predominant influence of the Atlantic.

The summer on the plain is long and hot, and continues up to 135 days, in the mountains on the altitude of 600 m - lasts less than 70 days. The winter is relatively mild, its character depends on the year and height, the thaws are frequent, precipitations are extremely uneven and are associated with high-altitude zone.

The soils in Zakarpattya region are very diverse, each relief zone is characterized with its own group of soils, but they all belong to the mixed brown-podzolic soils. In the foothills and mountains - brown mountain-forest and brown meadow soils, on the lowlands - sod-podzolic and brown-podzolic soils.

Minerals in Zakarpattya are represented with the very rich deposits of lead-zinc and aluminum ores, gold.

In the south of the region (Solotvyno), there is a large deposit of rock House in Zakarpattya regionsalt, which is also famous for the salt mines located at various depths (from 150 to 500m) and curative muds.

The deposits of dolomite, tuff, perlite, mineral paints, bentonitic clay, limestone are of industrial importance. In Zakarpattya region there are more than 340 sources of mineral waters, the most famous of which are Svaliava and Polyana Kvasova.

  1. Shenbourne Castle

    Shenbourne Castle

    The Castle of Earl Shenbourne is one of the most colorful castles among the existent ones in Zakarpattya, it is situated in Western Ukraine in the center of Zakarpattya region in the small village between Mukachevo and Svalyava. In the 13th of June 1728

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  2. Lake Synevir

    Lake Synevir

    One of the most popular routes in Zakarpattya is the ascent to the largest mountain lake – Synevir, located in Mizhgirya district at an altitude of 989 m above sea level, where the charming beauty of nature with the greatest force are concentrated.S

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  3. Castle Palanok in Mukachevo. Ukraine

    Castle Palanok in Mukachevo. Ukraine

    This unique castle is one of the most valuable architectural and historical monuments of XIV-XVII centuries. And its beautiful name "Palanok" it received due to ditch fences Palanka around it in a deep ditch.Looking from afar, like a single structure,

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  4. Narrow Gauge Railway in the Carpathians

    Narrow Gauge Railway in the Carpathians

    Ukrainian village Kolochiva in Transcarpathia is known for the only one in Ukraine and CIS countries operating narrow gauge railroad. The route of the narrow gauge railway is located in the museum complex "Old Village". The narrow-gauge railroad of the

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  5. Goverla is the highest mountain in Ukraine

    Goverla is the highest mountain in Ukraine

    One of the Ukrainian Carpathians attractions is the vertex of the Chornohora array at 2061 meters – the mountain Goverla. The name of the mountain, translated from Hungarian means "snowy." Goverla has the correct pyramidal shape and is a popular

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  6. The Monastery of St. Nicholas in Mukachevo

    The Monastery of St. Nicholas in Mukachevo

    The Monastery of St. Nicholas is located at the foot of the mountain Chernecha, in the outskirts of Mukachevo (Zakarpattya region). It is the main sacred attraction of the city that really worth to visit. Indeed, like most of the monasteries, it is not

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  7. Dragobrat skiing resort

    Dragobrat skiing resort

    Geographical position Getting to Dragobrat: you can get there by shuttle bas, diesel train or car from Ivano-Frankovsk through Yaremcha to Yasinya village, and then take an SUV ride from the centre of the village. Carpathian Siberia, which is what

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  8. Izki skiing resort

    Izki skiing resort

    Geographical position How to get to Izki: you can get there by train to Volovets station, and then take a shutter bus or taxi in Kiev-Chop highway through Volovets to Mezhigorie. At the foot of the picturesque Magura mountain, which is the peak of

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  9. Rakhiv skiing resort

    Rakhiv skiing resort

    Geographical position How to get to Rakhiv: you can get there by shutter bus or diesel train from Ivano-Frankovsk, or by car from Ivano-Frankovsk through Yaremcha. Rakhiv (Carpathians) is the highest city in Ukraine and a skiing resort that is located

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  10. St. Miklos Castle in Chinadievo

    St. Miklos Castle in Chinadievo

    Ancient ruins of a medieval castle in Chinadievo, Zakarpattya region, are soon going to become a Palace of love. This idea is being brought to life by an artist Joseph Bartos, who decided to restore a destroyed and virtually unknown castle St. Miklos. An

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  11. Church of the Holy Spirit in Chetfalva village

    Church of the Holy Spirit in Chetfalva village

    Cherfalva is a small village in Zakarpattya region. As soon as you enter it, it feels like you’ve come to Hungary, as all villagers speak Hungarian. There is a futuristic cinstruction in the central square, which resembles a fancy egg, a wigwam,

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  12. Mukachevo City Hall

    Mukachevo City Hall

    When you drive into Mukachevo from Uzhgorod direction, you end up in Mira square. The main attraction of this area is the city hall, which is called “varyska khyzha” by Rusin Mukachevo citizens. The construction of Mukachevo city hall

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  13. Pilipets skiing resort

    Pilipets skiing resort

    Location How to get there: you can get to Pilipets by train to Volovets station, and then take a taxi or a shitter bus. If you’re traveling by car, drive through Kiev-Chop highway, then turn left at the Volovets sign before the traffic police post.

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  14. Krasiya skiing resort

    Krasiya skiing resort

    Location How to get to Krasiya: take a shutter bus or a taxi from Uzhgorod to Vyshka village. You can also travel by car from Uzhgorod through Perechin or from Lviv through Sambor and Turka. Krasiya skiing resort (the Carpathians) is located in

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  15. Podobovets skiing resort

    Podobovets skiing resort

    Location How to get to Podobovets: you can get there by train to Volovets station, then take a shutter bus or a taxi. You can also go by car through Kiev-Chop highway, then turn left to Volovets in Nizhnie Vorota, and then turn right after you pass

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  16. Novoselitsa skiing resort

    Novoselitsa skiing resort

    Location How to get to Novoselitsa: you can take a shutter bas from Uzhgorod or a taxi from Dubrinichi station; also you can get by car from Lviv in Uzhgorod direction through Sambor and Turka. Novoselitsa village (the Carpathians) is located in

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  17. Bogdan skiing resort

    Bogdan skiing resort

    Location How to get to Bogdan: take a diesel train or shutter bus from Ivano-Frankovsk to Rakhiv, then take a bus or a taxi; you can also get by car from Ivano-Frankovsk through Yaremcha and Rakhiv. Bogdan is a village in Rakhiv district of Zakarpattya

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  18. Solochyn skiing resort

    Solochyn skiing resort

    Location How to get to Solochyn: take the train to Svalyava station, then take a shutter bus or a taxi. You can also get by car through Kiev-Chop highway, then turn right at Svalyava through Golubinoe and Polyana villages. Solochyn (the Carpathians) is

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  19. Osiy skiing resort

    Osiy skiing resort

    Location How to get there: you can take a shutter bus from Svalyava station or Mukachevo station to Irshava; then take a taxi. You can also go by car through Kiev-Chop highway, then turn left to Irshava in Mukachevo, and then go to Zacharovanny Kray

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  20. Verkhny Studeny skiing resort, Beskid mountain

    Verkhny Studeny skiing resort, Beskid mountain

    Location How to get to Verkhny Studeny: take the train to Beskid station. You can also go by car in Kiev-Chop highway, then turn right to Volovets. Verkhny Studeny (the Carpathians) is a small picturesque village in Mezhigorie district of Zakarpattya

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