Uzhhorod, a centre of the Transcarpathian region, is located on the Uzh river. The population of the city is 125 thousand. At the first time Uzhhorod was mentioned in chronicles in 872. The city changed its name several times. It was named Ongvar, Hungvar, Unguyvar and Ungvar. The main places of interest are the Cathedral (1646), the Castle-Fortress (10th-16th centuries), the Arts Museum, the Musical Drama Theatre, the Puppet Theatre, the Philharmonic Hall.