Odesa Region

Odesa Region

Formed in 1932 in the south-west of the country, the Odesa Region borders on Romania, Moldova and the unrecognized Pre-Dniester Republic. The terrain is mostly steppe or forested plains that constitute the Prychornomorya Lowland, slanting south-westward by about 150 m and carved by rivers and estuaries. Along the coastline, as the Prychornomorya plain meets the […]

Mykolayiv Region

Mykolayiv Region

The Mykolayiv Regon was formed in 1937. It is distinguished by a moderately continental climate with an exceptionally mild winter with little if any snow and a hot, often droughty summer. The region lies on a flat loess plain slightly tilted southwards. Towards the north it transcends into the Podillial and Pre-Dnipro Uplands densely cut […]

Lviv Region

Lviv Region

The Lviv Region, the largest in western Ukraine, was formed in 1939. It was reunited with the rest of Ukraine as part of the Molotov—Ribbentrop pact between the Soviet Union and Germany. Due to its geographic features, the area, which borders on Poland in the west, produces a remarkable diversity of weather conditions. The plains […]

Luhansk Region

Luhansk Region

This easternmost oblast of Ukraine, bordering on the Russian Federation, was created in 1938. In the North Luhanschyna occupies the lowhilled loess plain spurs of Serednyorusska Upland. In the South of the region lies Donetska Upland, an undulated loess plain, which is the location of the monument of Mohyla-Mechetna (367 meters), Left-bank Ukraine’s highest point. […]