Crimea

Crimea

The Autonomous Republic of Crimea is a relatively new territorial addition to Ukraine, which was transferred under the jurisdiction of the Ukrainian SSR by the Russian Federation in 1954, an unprecedented act in the world’s history. The Autonomous Republic of Crimea is located on a peninsula on the northern coast of the Black Sea. The […]

Chernihiv Region

Chernihiv Region

The Chernihiv Region, one of the largest and oldest in Ukraine, was formally established in 1932, bordering on Belarus and the Russian Federation. It lies on the Pre-Dnipro Lowland or Chernihiv Polissia; whereas its north-eastern part, i.e. Nov-horod-Siversky Polissia, stretches across the spurs of Sered-nyoruske Upland, and its south-eastern part lies on the Poltava Plains. […]

Chernivtsi Region

Chernivtsi Region

The Chernivtsi Region or Bukovyna, which was formed in 1940, is Ukraine’s smallest administrative region, bordering on Romania and Moldova in the south. The varied geographic profile of the region includes the Northern Podillia Upland, the Central Chernivtsi Upland, and the Pokuttia-Bukovyna Carpathians in the South-West. The intricately carved, canyon-like Dnistro valley, together with the […]

Cherkasy Region

Cherkasy Region

The Cherkasy Region or Cherkaschyna is the smallest region in Central Ukraine, created in 1954 to comprise chunks of the Kyiv and Poltava regions. The right-bank area lies on the Pre-Dnipro Upland with a great number of deep and branched river valleys. Left-bank Cherkaschyna lies in the Pre-Dnipro Lowland, an undulating, slightly terraced plain. The […]

Khmelnytsky Region

Khmelnytsky Region

Khmelnytsky Region is the oldest oblast in Western Ukraine, formally created in 1937. This flat terrain lies in the Polissian Lowland in the south, Volynian Upland in the south-west, Pre-Dnipro Upland in the centre, and Podillian Upland in the north. On the lands of Khmelnychchyna flow headwaters of the rivers of Horyn, Sluch and the […]

Kherson Region

Kherson Region

Kherson Region is the youngest region in southern Ukraine, formed in 1944 in the low waters of the Dnipro River. Pry-chornomorska Lowland, where the region is situated, is a plain slightly tilted southward about 100 meters above sea level. The region is divided into two parts by the Dnipro valley, where in 1958 the largest […]

Kharkiv Region

Kharkiv Region

Kharkiv Region, formed in 1932, is the oldest and largest region of Eastern Ukraine, which borders on the Russian Federation in the north. Most of the region lies within the Pre-Dnipro Lowland in the east, and in the north-east it partly lies in the spurs of Middle Russian Upland. The area is a low hilled […]

Ternopil Region

Ternopil Region

The Ternopil Region, or Ternopilschyna, was established in 1939 when the province was attached to the lands of the Ukrainian SSR. Cut by the Dnistro (Dniester) River valley in the south, the Podillia Upland forms most of the territory of this agricultural region. The region is characterized by the diversity of its natural conditions. It […]

Sumy Region

Sumy Region

Administratively formed in 1939, Sumy Region, which borders on the Russian Federation in the north and in the east, is the ‘youngest’ of ten Northern Ukrainian regions. The western part of it lies in the Pre-Dnipro Lowland, whereas the eastern part covers the spurs of the Middle Russian Upland. The largely flat or low-hilled surface […]