Khust

Khust

also spelled  Chust  

      city, western Ukraine, near the confluence of the Rika and Tisza (Tisza River) rivers. It arose in the 10th century as a fortified Rus town. Subsequently it was under the rule of Hungary, the principality of Galicia- Volhynia, and Transylvania before coming under Austrian control in the 18th century. Following World War I it was a part of Czechoslovakia, and after World War II it was ceded to the Soviet Union (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). The city has food-processing and other light industries. Pop. (2005 est.) 28,755.

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