Khust (Ukraine)

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Khust (Ukraine)
Basic data
Oblast : Zakarpattia Oblast
Rajon : Khust district
Height : 113 m
Area : 22.00 km²
Residents : 31,864 (2004)
Population density : 1,448 inhabitants per km²
Postcodes : 90400
Area code : +380 3142
Geographic location : 48 ° 11 '  N , 23 ° 17'  E Coordinates: 48 ° 10 '32 "  N , 23 ° 17' 25"  E
KOATUU : 2110800000
Administrative structure : 1 city, 3 villages
Mayor : Volodymyr Kashchuk
Address: вул. 900-річчя Хуста 27
90400 м. Хуст
Website :
Statistical information
Khust (Zakarpattia Oblast)

Chust (Ukrainian and Russian Хуст ; Russian Густ / Hust , Slovak and Czech Chust or Hust , Hungarian Huszt , Yiddish Chest , Chyst , also Huste ) is a city in the Transcarpathian Oblast in the far west of Ukraine ( Carpathian Ukraine ). It is the capital of Khust Raion .


The 2001 census showed a population of 29,100 inhabitants in the city (32,400 inhabitants including the unincorporated villages Zarichne [Ukrainian Зарічне , Hungarian Túlanagyágtelep ] Kireschi [Ukrainian Кіреші , Hungarian Kőrösös ] and Tschertisch [Ukrainian Чертіж , Hungarian Csertés ]). In Khust district of the same name , 96,600 inhabitants were counted.


The settlement was founded after the Mongol invasion in the 13th century. At the same time, the castle of the same name was built, which has been in ruins since 1798. The first documentary mention comes from the year 1329, the place is mentioned as Huszth . In 1458 King Matthias had his uncle, the rebellious Mihály Szilágyi, imprisoned in the castle. In 1514 rebellious farmers, led by György Dózsa, occupied the castle. In 1526 the area fell to Transylvania . After the castle was besieged in the 17th century by Georg I. Rákóczi and by Polish, Ottoman and Tatar troops, it surrendered to the Kuruc in 1703 , whereupon the independence of Transylvania was proclaimed.

Until 1919, the city was part of the Kingdom of Hungary in the western part of Máramaros County . Then she came to the newly founded Czechoslovakia . In 1939 it was the seat of the Soim , the parliament of Carpathian Ukraine .

In March 1939 the city was occupied by Hungary and then until 1945 the seat of the administration for the then Hungarian Carpathian Ukraine.

In 1945 the city became part of the Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union and became the seat of the administration of the Khust district , to which it did not belong. The city itself had been under oblast administration since May 10, 1998, and in 2020 it became the capital of the new Khust district .

sons and daughters of the town

See also

Web links

Commons : Chust  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Teofil Ivanciuc: Primele atestări ale târgurilor de COROANA maramureşene (The earliest mentions of the Maramureş Royal Market Towns) . In: Revista Arhivei Maramureşene . ( [accessed January 26, 2018]).
  2. Верховна Рада України; Постанова від 02/03/1998 № 66/98-ВР Про віднесення міста Хуст Хустського району Закарпатськокон чанарпатськоко чеарпатськоко