Mukachevo city
Mukachevo district City

Mukachevo city

Mukachevo city

Mukachevo or Mukacheve is a city located in Zakarpattia region of Ukraine. It is an important industrial and cultural center of the region, standing on the Latoritsya River.

Population - 85,400 (2013).

Area code - +380 3131; postal code - 89600.

Local time in Mukachevo city is July 24, 4:30 pm (+2 UTC).

Mukachevo history
The settlement was probably the part of Kievan Rus from the 9th to the 11th centuries. It was captured by Hungarians in 1018. During the 15th century, the town became an important craft and trade center of the region.

In the 16th century, Mukachevo became the part of Transylvania Principality. In 1646, the first gymnasium was opened.

The town came under control of Austria as the part of the Kingdom of Hungary at the end of the 18th century. It was made a fortress-town of the Habsburg Monarchy. During 1796-1897, Mukachevo castle was an all-European political prison.

Mukachevo features
Mukachevo is the second largest and economically developed city in the region after its administrative center Uzhhorod. It is located in the central part of Zakarpattia region, 42 km from the regional center.

Due to its very convenient location (40-50 km from the boundaries with Hungary and Slovakia and 90-100 km from the boundaries with Romania and Poland correspondingly), Mukachevo is a transportation juncture of several international ways.

The city is crossed by several railways: Moscow-Kiev-Budapest-Belgrade-Rome and Moscow-Kiev-Bratislava-Prague-Vienna as well as by highways: Kiev-Budapest-Vienna and Kiev-Prague.

Mukachevo developed on the left bank of the river with most of the population and the railway. An industrial zone is located on the south-eastern bank.

The city has Zakarpattia State Russian Drama Theater, a historical museum, a picture gallery, a lot of professional and amateur folk groups.

Every year, in January, the festival-contest of home-made wine “Chervene vino” takes place here.

Among the main places of interest are:

Palanok castle;
St. Nickolas convent;
In the center of the city, there is a statue to a chimney-sweep.

     

Mukachevo district

City Mukachevo district