Cities and towns of the urban type of Zakarpattia region
August 20, 2022
Zakarpattia Oblast includes 11 cities and 19 urban-type settlements (towns), and their total number is 30 names. The largest city of the region is Uzhgorod with a population of 115,542 people according to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine as of January 1, 2021. Settlements with a population of more than 10,000 people have the right to receive city status in Ukraine. This status has many cities that do not meet this requirement, based on their historical, economic or geographical importance. The urban territory often includes neighboring settlements, which form a single social, economic and historical community with it. The status of a city can be obtained only by a separate law of the only legislative body of Ukraine — the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, which states that "the vast majority of the population must be employed in industries other than agriculture." Settlements with a state housing stock with a population of more than 2,000 people, of which at least two-thirds are workers, employees and members of their families, have the right to receive the status of an urban-type settlement in Ukraine. In some cases, towns with less than two thousand people, but not less than 500, if they have prospects for economic and social development, population growth. The list shows the cities and towns of Zakarpattia Oblast, their official names in Ukrainian, their area, population (according to the 2001 census and information of the State Statistics Service of Ukraine as of January 1, 2021), geographic coordinates of administrative centers, language composition (the specified languages, which constitute more than 1% of the population of the community according to the data of the All-Ukrainian population census of 2001), position on the map of the region. The cities of Ukraine could have regional and district importance, and before the administrative-territorial reform of 2020, there were 5 cities of regional importance in the region: Uzhhorod, Mukachevo, Khust, Berehove, Chop. There are 6 cities of district significance: Vynohradiv, Irshava, Perechyn, Rakhiv, Svalyava and Tyachiv. As a result of the administrative and territorial reform of 2020, all cities in Ukraine (including regional centers and cities of regional importance) are included in the composition of districts.