Nikolaev oblast (region), Ukraine (Mykolaiv)

The capital city of Nikolaev oblast: Nikolaev.

Nikolaev region overview

Lands of Nikolaev (Mykolaiv) region spread out in the southern part of Ukraine, in the basin of the lower reach of the Southern Bug River. The capital city is Nikolaev.

The region borders on three administrative regions of Ukraine. In the south the province territory occupies several hundred kilometers of the shoreline of the Black Sea and its estuaries. Dniprovsko-Buzky, Buzky, Beresansky, and Tylygulsky estuaries cut deep inland and create a striking net of water stretches.

The population - 1,180,000 (2012).

Land area - 24,598 sq. km.

Nikolaev oblast flag

Nikolaev oblast flag

Nikolaev oblast coat of arms

Nikolaev oblast coat of arms

Nikolaev oblast map location


Nikolaev region features

The climate of Nikolaev region is moderate and continental with a mild low snow winter and a hot dry summer. Natural and climatic conditions of the region are favorable for intensive high efficiency development of agriculture.

Occupying over 4.1% of Ukraine total area, the province takes one of the lowest places in the density of population - 48 people per sq. km. As of 2012 year, the population amounted to 2.6% of the total population of Ukraine. About 60% of urban population reside in Nikolaev city. It is an administrative, industrial and cultural center of the region.

The historical and archaeological reserve “Olvia” is located in the settlement Parutino. It preserves pieces of titled pavement, workshops, burials and Apollo church.

Chernomorsky (“the Black Sea”) biosphere reserve is located on the territory of the region as well as a number of landscape parks.

Nikolaev province nature

Nikolaev oblast nature

Nikolaev oblast nature

Author: Alexander Batursky

Nikolaev region beautiful nature

Nikolaev region beautiful nature

Author: Alexander Batursky

Nikolaev region nature

Nikolaev region nature

Author: Alexander Batursky


Nikolaev region economy

Industry: food processing, consumer goods industry, machine-building (incl. world level shipbuilding facilities and power engines).

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

Favorable factors of the economic geographic location of the region is its closeness to large industrial centers of Donetsk-Dnieper region and the outlet to the Black Sea.

This increases Nikolaev region significance in the territorial division of labor, the development of seaport facilities, of sea transport, recreation and travel facilities. They are of state and international importance.

Nikolaev oblast, Ukraine photos

Nikolaev region views

Nikolaev region view

Nikolaev region view

Author: Alexander Gromov

Nikolaev province view

Nikolaev province view

Author: Mykola Baranets

Nikolaev region scenery

Nikolaev region scenery

Author: Devichenko Alexander


Nikolaev region scenery

Nikolaev region sea view

Nikolaev region sea view

Author: Drizhak Konstantin

Nikolaev province landscape

Nikolaev province landscape

Author: Mikhail Kotlyarenko

Nikolaev region church

Nikolaev region church

Author: Chikov


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