Cherkassy oblast, Ukraine (Cherkasy)

The capital city of Cherkassy oblast: Cherkasy.

Cherkassy region overview

Cherkassy (Cherkasy) oblast is the youngest region in Ukraine. The capital city of the region is Cherkasy city.

Population (2013) - 1,264,000 (2.78%, 14th place).

Land area - 20,900 sq. km. (3.46%, 18th place)

Cherkassy oblast flag

Cherkassy oblast flag

Cherkassy oblast coat of arms

Cherkassy oblast coat of arms

Cherkassy oblast map location


General information about Cherkassy region

The territory of Cherkassy region accounts for 3.46% of the total area of Ukraine. About 1,5 million hectares are used for agricultural purposes.

About 2.78% of the population of Ukraine live in the region, 58% in cities and towns, 42% in rural areas.

The province is located in the center of Ukraine and has an advantageous geographical position. The territory is crossed by major highways, railways and the Dnieper River.

The length of Kremenchug water reservoir is 130 km. Its average depth is 6 meters, the total flood area reaches 2,252 sq. km.

The region includes 20 administrative districts, 16 cities of region subordination (Cherkasy, Uman, Smila, Vatutino, Kanev, Zolotonosha), 15 towns, 819 villages.

Cherkassy region economy

Industry: over 300 industrial enterprises producing mineral fertilizers, chemical fibre, agricultural and processing machinery, energy, coal, assorted consumer goods and food products.

Agriculture: cattle farming and plant-growing are equally strong.

Cherkassy region nature

Cherkassy region nature

Cherkassy region nature

Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Cherkasy province nature

Cherkasy province nature

Author: Oleg Frolov

Cherkasy oblast nature

Cherkasy oblast nature

Author: Dmitriy Tkachuk


Cherkassy region history

In ancient times, the Scythians roamed the territory of Cherkassy region. In the Middle Ages, it became part of the so-called “Wild field” roamed by the Huns,Khazars, Pechenegs, Tatar-Mongols and other tribes.

In the 16th-17th centuries, the territory of the region became a buffer between Rzeczpospolita (the Polish State) and the Turkish-Tatar territories.

Kiev region was formed February 27, 1932 as part of the Ukrainian Soviet Republic.

October 15, 1932, Chernigov region was formed from the eastern districts of Kiev region.

September 22, 1937, Zhitomir region was formed from the western districts of Kiev region.

And finally, January 7, 1954, Cherkassy region was formed from the southern districts of Kiev region.

Cherkassy region features and sights

By the number of objects of cultural heritage, Cherkassy region occupies one of the first places in Ukraine.

The region is famous for its manor complexes, ancient towns with architectural monuments (Uman, Kanev and others); religious buildings - churches and monasteries (Holy Trinity Motroninsky nunnery and others).

The oblast has several theaters, an extensive network of public libraries, a lot of museums.

Among the main problems of local cultural institutions are weak material and technical base, obsolescence of library fund, lack of modern theatrical stages; many institutions are in need of major repairs.

Archaeologists found large “proto-cities” of Tripoli culture on the territory of Cherkassy region: Talianki, Nebelovka, Maydanetskoe, Dobrovody, Vilhovets (up to 450 hectares).

Cherkassy oblast, Ukraine photos

Cherkassy region scenery

Cherkassy province scenery

Cherkassy province scenery

Author: Oleg Frolov

Cherkasy region scenery

Cherkasy region scenery

Author: Kostantyn Lykhopoi

Cherkassy region picture

Cherkassy region picture

Author: Kuzmenko Vitalii


Cherkassy province church

Cherkassy region church

Cherkassy region church

Author: Sergey Zozula


The comments of our visitors

Don
Cherkassy Oblast
The country side is beautiful, I live in the Willamette valley, in Oregon USA, as a farmer, i'd move to this place if I could. If you plan to drive yourself here, buy good maps, or learn to speak and spell Russian, the roadsigns are few and far between, I never got lost, but I know a little Russian. The people here are the friendliest I met in all of Ukraine, and don't bypass Uman, Sophia park is a must see, it's amazing. Enjoy

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