Lugansk oblast (region), Ukraine (Luhansk)

The capital city of Lugansk oblast: Lugansk.

Lugansk region overview

Lugansk (Luhansk) oblast (region) was created as administrative economic territorial unit of Ukraine in June 1938.

The region is located in the southwestern part of Ukraine in the basin of the middle Seversky Donets River on the ways from Donbas to Russia. The capital city is Lugansk.

The population - 2,258,000 (2012).

Land area - 26,517 sq. km.

Lugansk oblast flag

Lugansk oblast flag

Lugansk oblast coat of arms

Lugansk oblast coat of arms

Lugansk oblast map location


Lugansk region features

Lugansk region territory stretches for 250 km from south to north and 190 km from west to east. Its borders coincide with Ukrainian frontiers in the north, east and south, and thus it is in the immediate neighborhood of Russia.

The population of the province makes about 4.9% of that of Ukraine. The region is fifth mostly populated province of Ukraine. Lugansk city is the capital and administrative center of the region.

Lugansk province belongs to the regions with high population density, the average being 85 people per sq. km. The population includes 104 nationalities and peoples, mainly Ukrainians (54.8%) and Russians (41.7%).

The region includes 18 rural districts; 37 cities and towns (14 cities of regional subordination and 23 towns of district subordination), 109 large rural settlements and 632 villages.

Lugansk region economy

Industry: highly developed mineral extraction - coal mining, extraction of natural gas and minerals for building industry; food-processing; consumer goods production and metal-working.

The province has a considerable potential for tourist industry development: convenient location, favorable natural and climatic conditions, historical and cultural monuments, traditions and hospitality of the citizens.

There are a lot of reserves and natural monuments in the province.

Lugansk oblast, Ukraine photos

Lugansk region nature

Lugansk region nature view

Lugansk region nature view

Author: Alexander Byelkin

Lugansk region nature

Lugansk region nature

Author: Eila Tanedo

Lugansk province landscape

Lugansk province landscape

Author: Konstantin Vostrikov


Lugansk region scenery

Lugansk region landscape

Lugansk region landscape

Author: Alexander Byelkin

Luhansk region road

Luhansk region road

Author: Alexander Byelkin

Luhansk region village

Luhansk region village

Author: Alexander Byelkin


Lugansk region churches

Lugansk region church

Lugansk region church

Author: Alexander Byelkin

Lugansk region church

Lugansk region church

Author: Ruslan Seleznyov

Lugansk province church

Lugansk province church

Author: Gerasimenko Sergey


Lugansk oblast sunflowers

Lugansk oblast sunflowers

Lugansk oblast sunflowers

Author: Wolodymyr Lawrynenko


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