Kherson oblast (region), Ukraine (Cherson)

The capital city of Kherson oblast: Kherson.

Kherson region overview

Kherson oblast (region) is developed industrial and agrarian territory in the south of Ukraine. Kherson is the capital city.

The population - 1,115,000 (2012).

Land area - 28,461 sq. km.

Kherson oblast flag

Kherson oblast flag

Kherson oblast coat of arms

Kherson oblast coat of arms

Kherson oblast map location


Kherson region history

First traces of a human being 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., most part of 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., new Scythians nomad 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 Varangians to Greeks”. The access to the Black Sea was opened. When Zaporozhskaya sech was founded, Cossacks started inhabiting the low Dnieper area and they defended the area from Tatar-Mongols.

On March 13, 1944, Yuri Levitan read out the information of Soviet information bureau where by some mistake it was told about liberation of the “regional center” Kherson. In order not to misinform people, Josef Stalin ordered to form Kherson oblast. It was formed on March 30th, the same year. 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 region area makes up 4.7% of Ukrainian territory. The climate is temperate continental, arid with unstable agriculture. Average annual temperature is +10 degrees C.

Kherson region sea coastline is 120 km long. The corresponding climatic conditions, availability of recreation resources favored the formation of a broad network of boarding houses, rest houses, sanatorium, children’s health camps.

The province includes 3 rural districts and 3 urban ones in the city of Kherson, 9 towns, 30 town type villages, 660 rural settlements.

Kherson region economy

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

Agriculture: grains, sugar beets, potatoes, vegetables, sunflowers; cattle and poultry farming.

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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