Cherkassy oblast overview
Cherkassy (also spelled Cherkasy) oblast is the youngest in Ukraine. Established in 1954, Cherkassy region is surrounded by the borders of Vinnitsa, Kiev, Kirovograd and Poltava oblasts. Capital city of the region is Cherkassy.
Cherkassy oblast population is about 1,270,000 (2012). Land area of the region is 20,900 sq. km.
Cherkassy oblast info
Cherkassy oblast territory accounts for 3.5% of the total area of Ukraine. The agricultural land of the region amounts to 1,456,000 ha.
About 2.9% of Ukraine’s population live in the region, among them 57.9% in cities and towns, 42.1% in rural areas.
Cherkassy oblast is located in the center of Ukraine and has an advantageous geographical position. The territory of the region is crossed by major highways, railways and the Dnieper River. The length of Kremenchug water reservoir is 130 km. Its average depth is 6 m, the total flood area reaches 2,252 sq. km.
The region includes 20 administrative districts, 16 cities of oblast subordination (Cherkassy, Uman, Smila), Vatutino, Kanev, Zolotonosha), 15 towns, 819 villages.
Cherkassy oblast economy
Cherkassy oblast industry: over 300 industrial enterprises producing mineral fertilizers, chemical fibre, agricultural and processing machinery, energy, coal, assorted consumer goods and food products.
Cherkassy oblast agriculture: cattle farming and plant-growing are equally strong.