Khmelnitsky region, Ukraine (Khmelnytsky)

The capital city of Khmelnitsky oblast: Khmelnitsky.

Khmelnitsky region overview

Khmelnitsky oblast is located in the west-central part of Ukraine. Khmelnitsky is the capital city.

Population (2013) - 1,310,000 (2.88%, 13th place).

Land area - 20,645 sq. km. (3.41%, 19th place).

Khmelnitsky oblast flag

Khmelnitsky oblast flag

Khmelnitsky oblast coat of arms

Khmelnitsky oblast coat of arms

Khmelnitsky oblast map location


Khmelnitsky region features

Khmelnitsky oblast stretches for 220 km from the north to the south, and for 120 km from the east to the west.

It is located in the southwest of the East European plain, in the forest steppe and mixed forest zones of Polissya (Woodland) region.

The province is crossed by the most important railways and highways of Ukraine.

The largest cities of the region are Khmelnitsky and Kamenets Podolskiy.

Khmelnitsky region is rich in mineral resources. Mineral resources of state importance include limestone and clays for manufacture of cement, limestone for sugar industry.

New mineral resource types - graphite, saponite, glauconite, phosphorites, and facing granites - have also been prospected. The region has large reserves of mineral water.

120 rivers longer than 10 km each flow through the region. The largest rivers are the Dniester (length within the region - 160 km) and the Southern Buh (120 km).

The climate is temperate continental. The average temperatures: summer - plus 19 degrees Celsius, winter - minus 3 degrees Celsius.

This province includes 20 districts; 13 towns, including 5 regional subordination towns (Khmelnitsky, Kamenets Podolskiy, Shepetovka, Slavuta and Netishyn), 24 town type settlements and 1,415 villages.

Some parts of the territory of Vinnitsa region were used to create Khmelnitsky oblast on September 22, 1937. Until January 4, 1954, it was called Kamenets Podolskiy region. Until 1941, the administrative center of the region was the city of Kamenets Podolskiy.

The so-called sword of Karabchiev, one of the most beautiful ancient Russian swords, was found near Kamenets Podolskiy, it dates back to the 10th - the first half of the 11th century.

Khmelnitsky region economy

Industry: power generation, machine-building, food-processing, building materials industry.

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

Khmelnitsky oblast, Ukraine photos

Khmelnitsky region nature

Khmelnitsky region landscape

Khmelnitsky region landscape

Author: Shabrov Alexander

Khmelnitsky region nature

Khmelnitsky region nature

Author: Shabrov Alexander

Khmelnitsky province nature

Khmelnitsky province nature

Author: Stakhovsky


Khmelnitsky region views

Khmelnitsky region scenery

Khmelnitsky region scenery

Author: Shabrov Alexander

Khmelnitsky region architecture

Khmelnitsky region architecture

Author: Phil de Bruselas

Khmelnitsky province church

Khmelnitsky province church

Author: Bazarnov Alex


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