Zakarpattia Oblast

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Zakarpats'ka Oblast'
Закарпатська область
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Location of Zakarpattia Oblast

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Detailed map of Zakarpattia Oblast

Population
Total (2004)
Density
Urban
 
1,249,663
98/km²
37.0%
Area 12,800 km²
Raions 13
Cities 10
City districts n/a
Urban localities 20
Villages 579

Zakarpattia Oblast or Transcarpathian Oblast (Template:Lang-ua; Krptalja in Hungarian) is an oblast (province) of Ukraine. Its capital is Uzhhorod. Other important cities are Mukacheve and Chop (the border town housing various transportation infrastructure).

Earlier history of the area is elaborated at Carpathian Ruthenia, a former name for the geographic region.

Although ethnic Ukrainians (rather Ruthenians) are in majority here, other ethnic groups are relatively numerous in Zakarpattia. The largest of those are Hungarians, Romanians, Russians and Slovaks. Their languages and culture are respected by providing national school education, clubs etc. Zakarpattia is home to approximately 25,000 ethnic Roma (otherwise known as gypsies, the largest population of Roma in Ukraine).

The area of the region is 12,800 km²; its population (as of 2004-05-01) is 1.2 million people.

Zakarpattia's economy depends mostly on trans-border trade, vinery and forestry.

See also


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