Zakarpattia Oblast (Закарпатська область) is situated in the southwestern part of Ukraine. The territory is mostly integrated in the Carpathian Mountains, which are the main tourist attraction in this region for skiing, spa or thermal water resorts. The landscapes in this region are mostly forest with a few water bodies in high altitude, such as Lake Nesamovyte, located 1,750 metres above sea level.
Zakarpattia Oblast has a heritage of cultural diversity since it used to belong to Hungary until World War I, and it still has considerable ethnic minorities.
Population: over 1.25 million
Major other cities: Mukachevo, Khust, Vynohradiv
Main attractions: Uzhhorod Castle, Khust Regional History Museum, Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life (Uzhhorod), Palanok Castle, Holy Cross Cathedral, Lake Synevyr, Carpathian Biosphere Reserve
Major airports: Uzhhorod International Airport (UDJ - Міжнародний аеропорт «Ужгород»)
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