Nikolaev region overview
Nikolaev (Mykolaiv) region is located in the southern part of Ukraine, in the basin of the lower reach of the Southern Bug River. Nikolaev is the capital city.
Population (2014) - 1,165,000.
Land area - 24,598 sq. km. (4.07%, 14th place).
Nikolaev region features
The northwestern part of the region lies in the forest-steppe zone, the southeastern part - in the steppe zone, on the south the region is washed by the waters of the Black Sea.
The climate of Nikolaev region is temperate continental with mild winters and hot dry summers. The average temperature in January is minus 4 degrees Celsius, in July - plus 22 degrees Celsius.
Natural and climatic conditions are favorable for agricultural development.
The region has 19 districts, 9 cities and towns, 17 urban villages, 822 villages. About 60% of the urban population reside in Nikolaev city - 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 temple.
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 region beautiful nature
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.
Among the favorable factors of the economic and geographical location of the region are its closeness to large industrial centers of Donetsk-Dnieper region and the outlet to the Black Sea.