Uzhgorod is situated in the western part of Ukraine, at the border with Slovakia and near the border with Hungary. It is the administrative centre of the Zakarpattia Oblast (Region). The city got its name from the Uzh River. The river divides the city into two halves.
Uzhgorod was founded by early Slavs. It became the city in 1635. Nowadays Uzhgorod belongs to underpopulated towns of Ukraine. Only about 120,000 people live here.
Most of them work at the enterprises of electrotechnical, woodworking, light, textile and food industries. Electric motors, furniture, veneer, shoes and knitted wear are manufactured here.
Furniture manufactured in Uzhgorod is of great demand as it is made of beech.
Young people of the town can get a good education in National University of Uzhgorod and other educational establishments.
The city is a railway junction between Ukraine and other European countries. Uzhgorod also has a bus station and an airport.
It must be mentioned that the national culture of this region is very original. People of different nationalities live in Uzhgorod: Ukrainians, Slovaks, Czechs. So we can say that the cultures of these nationalities have become interwoven closely here.
Our town has many places which are worth visiting.
For art admirers there are two theatres in the town (the Ukrainian Musical Drama Theatre and the Puppet Theatre) and a Philharmonic. Here there are also many museums. The Museum of History, the Museum of Art and the Museum of Folk Architecture and Everyday Life are the most famous of them. The fortress built in the 13 – 16th centuries and the cathedral built in the 17th century belong to the historical buildings.
Uzhgorod is considered to be one of the greenest towns of Ukraine. It is situated in very picturesque surroundings. The Carpathians attract many mountain climbers and skiers. That’s why there are so many holiday centres and camps here.
The city is really beautiful!