Ukrainian Carpathians

Ukrainian Carpathians

The Ukrainian Carpathians (Ukrainian: Українські Карпати) are a section of the Eastern Carpathians, within the borders of modern Ukraine. They are located in the southwestern corner of Western Ukraine, within administrative territories of four Ukrainian regions (oblasts), covering northeastern part of Zakarpattia Oblast, southwestern part of Lviv Oblast, southern half of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast and western half of Chernivtsi Oblast.[1]

The Carpathian economic region (Ukrainian: Карпатський економічний район) in Ukraine, covering four administrative regions (oblasts)

They are stretching in general northwest-southeast direction, starting at the tripartite border point of Ukraine with Poland and Slovakia, and continuing towards Ukrainian border with Romania. In terms of geological classification, Ukrainian Carpathians belong to two distinctive categories, with major part belonging to the Outer Eastern Carpathians and minor part to the Inner Eastern Carpathians.

Within different regional and national traditions, there are several overlapping variants of divisions and designations for various Eastern Carpathian mountain ranges. Within the wider scope of the Ukrainian Carpathians, a section of the Outer Eastern Carpathians spaning southeastern corner of Poland, northeastern corner of Slovakia and western part of Ukraine is commonly known as the Eastern Beskids (Ukrainian: Східні Бескиди; Polish: Beskidy Wschodnie), while in Slovakia the term Meadowed Mountains (Slovak: Poloniny) is also used for the same mountain range. The scope of those terms varies in accordance to different traditions and classifications.


Divisions of the Carpathians, including sections in Ukraine
Divisions of the Outer Eastern Carpathians, including sections in Ukraine

Section of the Inner Eastern Carpathians, within Ukraine:

Section of the Outer Eastern Carpathians, within Ukraine:

Wooded Beskids (UA: Лісисті Бескиди):

Polonynian Beskids (UA: Полонинські Бескиди):

See alsoEdit



  • Földvary, Gábor Z. (1988). Geology of the Carpathian Region. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Company.
  • Tasenkevich, Lydia (2009). "Polonynas: Highlands Pastures in the Ukrainian Carpathians". Grasslands in Europe: Of High Nature Value. Zeist: KNNV Publishing. pp. 203–208.


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Coordinates: 48°09′37″N 24°30′01″E / 48.1603°N 24.5003°E / 48.1603; 24.5003