Kherson region, Ukraine (Cherson)

The capital city of Kherson oblast: Kherson.

Kherson region overview

Kherson oblast is a developed industrial and agrarian province located in the south of Ukraine. Kherson is the capital city.

Population (2014) - 1,069,800 (21st place).

Land area - 28,461 sq. km. (4.71%, 7th place).

Kherson oblast flag

Kherson oblast flag

Kherson oblast coat of arms

Kherson oblast coat of arms

Kherson oblast map location


Kherson region history

The first traces of humans on the territory of present Kherson region refer to the 10th-5th thousand years B.C. In the 3rd–early 2nd thousand years B.C., the steppe territory was inhabited by cattle-breeding tribes.

At the late 4th–early 1st thousand years B.C., the area was inhabited more densely. In the 6th-3rd centuries B.C., the Scythians tribes occupied the territory and formed their own state - Scythia.

Later, in the 9th century, with the formation of the Kievan Rus, the Dnieper became a part of trade ways “from the Varangians to the Greeks”. The access to the Black Sea was opened.

When Zaporozhskaya sech was founded, the Cossacks began inhabiting the low Dnieper area, they defended the area from the Tatar-Mongols.

Interesting fact. On March 13, 1944, Yuri Levitan read out a statement of the Soviet information bureau where, by mistake, it was said that the liberation of the “regional center” Kherson.

In order not to misinform people, Josef Stalin ordered to form Kherson oblast. It was formed on March 30, 1944. Several districts of Nikolaev and Zaporozhye oblasts made up Kherson oblast.

Kherson region landscapes

Kherson region landscape

Kherson region landscape

Author: Sergey Pavlenko

Kherson province landscape

Kherson province landscape

Author: Alexsandr Rudensky

Kherson region sea view

Kherson region sea view

Author: Victor Galanin


Kherson region features

Kherson region is located in the Black Sea lowland in the steppe zone, along the lower Dnieper River. The seaside and frontier position, closeness of the Azov and Black Seas and outlet to the Dnieper River are the basic features of Kherson province economic and geographical location.

The climate is temperate continental, arid with unstable agriculture. The average annual temperatures: summer +25,4 degrees Celsius, winter -2,1 degrees C.

Kherson region sea coastline is 120 km long. Favourable climate and availability of recreation resources favored the creation of a broad network of boarding houses, rest houses, sanatorium, children’s health camps.

The province includes 18 districts, 9 towns, 31 town type villages, 656 villages.

The International Airport “Kherson” is located 3 km from the highway M-14 in Chernobaevka village of Kherson oblast. The airport has a runway (2500 meters), and a modern air station complex.

The airport offers regular flights to Istanbul (Turkey). The airport has a customs and border control; it can take cargo and passenger aircraft Tu-154, IL-76, Boeing, as well as helicopters of any class.

Kherson region economy

Industry: food processing, consumer goods industry, machine-building (including world level shipbuilding facilities).

Kherson region has considerable potential for development of agricultural production. Food grains, corn, rice, sunflower are being grown on its territory.

The region has large areas of irrigated land that allows to grow melons. Kherson watermelons, tomatoes, grapes have well-deserved reputation throughout Ukraine.

The favorable geographical position, the relative proximity of important markets of the CIS (the former USSR) and the Middle East countries, allows the province to export significant volumes of agricultural products.

Potentially, this province can grow annually at least 2 million tons of food grain, 1 million tons of vegetable and melon products, 35 thousand tonnes of rice, 100 thousand tons of fruits, 50 thousand tons of grapes and many other products.

Kherson oblast, Ukraine photos

Kherson region scenery

Kherson province scenery

Kherson province scenery

Author: Victor Galanin

Kherson region scenery

Kherson region scenery

Author: Andrey Prihod

Kherson region town railway station

Kherson region town railway station

Author: Alexander Byelkin


Kherson province views

Kherson province view

Kherson province view

Author: Aleksandr Stakhiv

Kherson region church

Kherson region church

Author: Oleksii Markin

Kherson region church

Kherson region church

Author: Victor Sinenko


The comments of our visitors

Peter Mills
beauty
Utterly Beautiful!!!

Sake
Just curious
While scrolling through Google Earth I stumbled upon this province of Ukraine. The remarkable thing about this were the countless circles that can be seen from great height. It looks like some kind of farming method, but I can't seem to find anything on the internet about it. I'm curious what it could be, since it doesn't look like anything I've ever seen.
Expert's reply:
These numerous circles are agricultural fields equipped with automatic watering machines riding in circles.

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