The Zakarpatska Oblast is an administrative oblast located in southwestern Ukraine.
The administrative center is the city of Uzhhorod.
Zakarpattia Oblast was formally established on 22 January 1946 after the annexation of the Transcarpathian Hungary to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic before the World War II.
Situated in the Carpathian Mountains landscape of western Ukraine, Zakarpattia Oblast is the only Ukrainian administrative division which borders upon four countries: Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, and Romania.
The Carpathian Mountains play a major part in the oblast’s economy, making the region an important tourist and travel destination housing many ski and spa resorts.
The oblast is ranked 23rd by area and 17th by population.