Khmelnitsky region overview
Khmelnitsky oblast (region) belongs to small regions of Ukraine, with its area 3.4% of the territory of the country. The region is also sometimes spelled like Khmelnytskyi, Khmelnitski and Khmelnytsky. Capital city of the province is Khmelnitsky.
The population - 1,315,000 (2012).
Land area - 20,600 sq. km.
Khmelnitsky region info
Khmelnitsky region 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 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. State importance mineral resources include limestone and clays for manufacture of cement, limestone for the sugar industry.
New mineral resource types - graphite, saponite, glauconite, phosphorites, and facing granites - have also been prospected. The region has large resources of medicinal and table water.
The province includes 20 districts; 13 towns, including 5 regional subordination towns (Khmelnitsky, Kamenets Podolskiy, Shepetovka, Slavuta and Netishyn), 24 town type settlements and 1,417 villages.
Khmelnitsky region economy
Industry: power generation, machine-building, food-processing, building materials industry.
Agriculture: grains, sugar beets, potatoes, vegetables, cattle and poultry farming.