Dnepropetrovsk oblast overview
Dnepropetrovsk (Dnipropetrovsk) oblast is located in the forest-steppe and steppe zones in the southeastern part of Ukraine, in the middle and lower reaches of the Dnieper River. Dnepropetrovsk is the capital city of the region.
Population (2014) - 3,286,000 (7.25%, 2nd place).
Land area - 31,974 sq. km. (5.28%, 2nd place).
Dnepropetrovsk region features
Dnepropetrovsk region has a steppe relief with developed river network. Moderate continental climate contributes to the development of agriculture, especially grain growing.
About 85% of the population lives in cities and towns.
Dnepropetrovsk region has unique variety of mineral reserves, about 50% of all mineral reserves of Ukraine (manganese ore - 100% of mined in Ukraine, iron ore - 80%, coal - 12%).
In 1950-1980-ies, the region was one of the most economically and politically influential regions of the Ukrainian SSR and the entire Soviet Union.
It was a leader in the development of urbanization, the proportion of the urban population, the construction of heavy and light industry. The main places in the local economy were occupied by steel and defense industries.
Today, the province includes 22 administrative districts, 21 towns, 45 urban villages, 1,438 villages.
The largest cities of the region are Dnepropetrovsk, Krivoy Rog, Dniprodzerzhynsk, Nikopol, Pavlograd.
Dnepropetrovsk region landscapes
Dnepropetrovsk region landscape
Dnipropetrovsk region landscape
Dnipropetrovsk province nature
Dnepropetrovsk region economy
Dnepropetrovsk region has a strong industrial potential. It is characterized by a high level of development of heavy industry.
The region has 587 industrial enterprises of 15 industries, which employ about 450 thousand people.
About 16% of all industrial output of Ukraine is produced here. For this indicator, the region ranks second in Ukraine. The future of the region is the development of non-ferrous metallurgy, gold-mining industry.
Dnepropetrovsk oblast produces about 9% of the total volume of Ukrainian electricity.
High level of economic potential of the region, densely populated territory led to the development of different types of transport - air, rail, road, pipeline, river, electric, metro.
The region has two international airports. Its territory is crossed by two international (Kiev-Lugansk, Kharkov-Sevastopol) and three national highways (Boryspil-Zaporozhye, Dnepropetrovsk-Nikolaev, Kirovograd-Zaporozhye).
The central bus station in Dnepropetrovsk is the second largest in Europe (after the bus station in Hamburg).