The Hungarians in Ukraine number 156,600 people according to the Ukrainian census of 2001 and are the fifth in number national minority in the country. They are the seventh biggest Hungarian diaspora in the World.Hungarians are largely concentrated in the Zakarpattia Oblast where they form the largest minority at 12.1% of the population (12.7% when native language is concerned)
The Zakarpattia Oblast is an administrative province located in southwestern Ukraine. Its administrative centre is the city of Uzhhorod. Other major cities within the oblast include Mukachevo, Khust, Berehove and Chop which is home to railroad transport infrastructure.