Kirovograd region overview
Kirovograd (Kirovohrad) oblast (region) territory is situated in the center of Ukraine, in the Dnieper and Southern Bug rivers confluence, in the southern part of the Dnieper upland. The capital city of the province is Kirovograd.
The population - 1,050,000 (2012).
Land area - 24,588 sq. km.
Kirovograd region info
There is a sign of geographical center of Ukraine in the Dobrovelychkivka district in Kirovograd province. That is why it is a favorable region for development of trade and economic links, as well as beneficial investment cooperation.
The region was formed in contemporary borders in 1939. The territory makes 4.1% of total territory of Ukraine, population 2.3% of that in Ukraine.
Urban population makes 61.2% of its total number in Kirovograd region, against 68% in Ukraine. There are representatives of above 30 nationalities in the region: Ukrainians 85.3%, Russians 11.7%, and others.
The province includes 21 administrative districts, 12 towns (4 of regional subordination), 26 towns and 1014 villages.
Kirovograd region landscapes
Kirovograd region landscape
Kirovograd province landscape
Kirovograd region economy
Industry: consumer orientated industrial structure includes highly developed food processing; machine-building, energy generation and construction materials production.
Agriculture: grains, sugar beets, sunflower seeds, potatoes, vegetables; cattle and poultry farming.
Kirovograd region takes an important place in agribusiness sector of Ukraine. It also has unique industrial facilities for extraction of minerals, a number of machine-building plants, ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy enterprises and building material factories. Kirovograd province potential of mineral resources and sources of raw materials consists of more than 340 deposits.
An extensive highways network, trunk-railways, closeness to the Black Sea and the Dnieper River ports, favorable weather and climate conditions, rich black soils, as well as high-capacity food-processing facilities create favorable conditions for intensive development of agro-industrial complex, production of ecologically clean foodstuffs in large quantities in the region.
The region has temperate and warm climate. There are radon and mineral water deposits (about 150000 cu. m), forests, valleys and rivers create good conditions for organization of short-term and long-term recreation, as well as of health resorts system.
The companies of the province have stable trade links with partners from more than 80 countries of the world. And the region itself has positive foreign trade balance for more than 10 years, being among the leading Ukrainian regions for its export increase rate.
Kirovograd region sights
In the town of Pomoshnaya, not far from Kirovograd, there is a unique monument of architecture - one of the first hyperbolic constructions in the world - a steel open-work water tower.
The hyperbolic water tower in Pomoshnaya was constructed and designed by a great engineer and scientist Vladimir Grigoryevich Shukhov. There are only 11 such towers in the world at present, whereas V.G.Shukhov constructed over 200 towers. Shukhovskaya tower on Shabolovka street in Moscow is the most famous among them.
In the town of Bobrinets, there is a museum of history and local study. Among architectural monuments there is a Resurrection church built in 1912 and St. Nickolas church.
Modern bike parking lots are found all over the town and bikers from the whole Ukraine are attracted by this fact.