Chernovtsy region overview
Chernovtsy (Chernivtsi) oblast is situated in the southwest of Ukraine, in three nature geographical zones.
Forest-steppe, occupying the Prut-Dniester interfluve, foremountain zone, distributed between the Carpathians and the Prut River, and a mountain zone, embracing the Bukovynian Carpathians. Chernivtsi is the capital city of the region.
Population (2013) - 908,500 (1.99%, 25th place).
Land area - 8,097 sq. km. (1.34%, 25th place).
Chernovtsy region features
June 30, 1940, the Soviet Union annexed Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina regions located in the north-eastern part of Romania. August 7, 1940, Chernovtsy oblast was formed on this territory.
In its present borders, the province territory reaches 1.34% of the territory of Ukraine. On the south and southwest, the region borders on Romania and Moldova.
The region has good railway and highway connection both with foreign countries and neighboring regions.
About 390,000 people live in cities and towns, and 518,500 in villages. The population density is about 112 people per 1 sq.km.
The province includes 11 administrative districts, 11 towns, 8 settlements, 398 villages.
The highest point of the flat part of Ukraine, the mountain Berda, is located on the territory of Chernovtsy region.
The region has unique multinational population, and significant (about 25%) share of ethnic and linguistic minorities.
Chernovtsy region economy
Industry: food-processing, machine building, wood-working. The region is a major national producer of oil equipment.
Agriculture: grains, sugar beets, potatoes, vegetables; cattle and poultry farming.