Kiev region overview
Kiev oblast is located in the north-central part of Ukraine. Kiev (the capital of Ukraine) is an administrative center of the region but it is not included in the region; it is a separate administrative-territorial unit within Ukraine.
The region is situated on both banks of the Dnieper River. Also, the Pripyat and the Desna are among the largest rivers.
Population (2013) - 1,723,000 (3.79%, 9th place).
Land area - 28,131 sq .km. (4.66%, 8th place)
Kiev region features
Kiev region is located in the middle reaches of the Dnieper River, mostly on its right bank. The whole territory of the region belongs to the basin of the Dnieper, it is the most important waterway in the area.
In total, the region has 177 rivers. The oblast has a large part of the Kiev reservoir (“Kiev Sea”, the length - 110 km, the width - up to 12 km, the average depth - 4 m). In the region, there are 13 reservoirs, over 2,000 ponds and nearly 750 small lakes.
The province has moderately continental climate with relatively mild winters and warm summers. The average temperature in January is minus 6 degrees Celsius, in July - plus 18 degrees Celsius.
The region includes 25 administrative districts, 26 cities and towns, 30 urban villages and 1127 villages.
Kiev, Bila Tserkva, Brovary, Boryspil, Fastiv, Irpen are the largest cities.
Pripyat - the city abandoned after Chernobyl nuclear plant accident - is located in the northern part of the region.
Kiev region landscapes
Kievskaya oblast landscape
Kiev region history
Kiev oblast was formed as part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic on February 27, 1932. It was among the first five regions of the country.
October 15, 1932, Chernigov region was formed from the eastern districts of the region.
September 22, 1937, Zhitomir region was formed from the western districts of the region.
January 7, 1954, Cherkassy region was formed from the southern districts of the region, and Kiev oblast received its present borders.
Kiev region economy
Industry: power production, food, chemical and petrochemical industries, mechanical engineering and metal-working.
Agriculture: grain, sugar-beets, sunflower seeds, potatoes, meat, milk and eggs.
Industries that determine scientific and technical progress are being developed (engineering and metalworking, electronic, power, powder metallurgy, chemicals and petrochemicals), as well as new areas of production - microbiological and paper.
In the village of Prolisky, on the eastern outskirts of Kiev, Boryspil bus plant is located. It produces 1,700 buses of various modifications per year.
Kiev region attractions
Kiev region has deposits of mineral water. There are several resorts operating in Bila Tserkva, Myronivka, Boyarka, Vorzel, Pusha-Voditsa.
There are a lot of architectural, historical and cultural monuments.