Chop (Ukraine)

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Flag of Chop
Coat of arms of Chop
Coat of arms
Coordinates: Coordinates: 48°25′50″N 22°12′00″E / 48.43056°N 22.20000°E / 48.43056; 22.20000
Country Ukraine
Oblast Chop City Municipality
Raion Municipality
 • Mayor Galina Car
Elevation 101-108 m (−253 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 8,765
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 89502
Area code(s) +380 22
Sister cities Milove (Ukraine)
Sokołów Małopolski, (Poland)
Záhony (Hungaria)

Chop (Ukrainian: Чоп, Hungarian: Csap, Slovak: Čop) is a city found in the Zakarpattia Oblast (province) of western Ukraine, near the borders of Slovakia and Hungary. It is separated from the Hungarian town of Záhony by the river Tisza.

Demography[change | change source]

According to the Ukrainian national census, Chop had a population in 2001 of 8,919, of whom 40% were Ukrainians, 39.2% ethnic Hungarians and 20.8% Gypsies, Russians, Slovaks, Belarusians, Jews .

Features[change | change source]

Chop is an important railway junction in Ukraine where the Lviv-Stryi-Budapest railway line meets the Lviv-Uzhgorod-Košice line. Near Chop, there are also international railway and highway border crossings to Hungary and Slovakia and also to the westernmost point of Ukraine.

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