Ternopil region overview
Ternopil oblast is a region located in the west of Ukraine. It was created on December 4, 1939. Ternopil is the capital city.
Population (2013) - 1,075,000 (2.36%, 22nd place).
Land area - 13,823 sq. km. (2.29%, 23rd place).
Ternopil region features
The region was the part of the Kievan Rus, Galitsky and Galitsko-Volynsky principalities.
From the early 14th century, it was the part of Poland, Rzeczpospolita (1349-1772), Austria (1772-1918), the Russian Empire (1809-1815), Poland (1918-1939), the USSR (1939-1991).
Ternopil oblast has always been and still remains an agricultural region.
Also, over 300 mineral deposits have been geologically explored and researched in the province. Most of them belong to the group of building materials.
Availability of substantial deposits of mineral raw materials creates favorable conditions for developing of the building materials industry.
Industry: food-processing, machine-building and consumer goods production.
Agriculture: grains, sugar beets, potatoes, vegetables; cattle and poultry farming.
The main tourist attractions of the region:
- Tovtrovy mountain ridge,
- Kremenets mountains,
- Dniester canyon,
- karst caves (Optimistic cave is the largest cave in Europe).
Ternopil region views
Ternopil province medieval castle
Ternopil region sights
On the territory of the region, the following monuments of history and culture are preserved:
- Vishnevets settlement: a palace and a park of the 18th century;
- Gusyatin settlement: Onufriyevskaya church of the second half of the 16th century, Bernandin Polish Roman-Catholic church and a monastery of the 16th-17th centuries, a town hall;
- Zaleshyky town: a palace of the 18th century;
- Mezhgorye settlement: an old Slavic cave church of the 10th-17th centuries with a sacrificial stone and Resurrection church of the 17th century;
- Podgaitsy town: a Polish Roman-Catholic church of the 15th-17th centuries, Assumption church of the 17th century, a synagogue of the 17th century;
- Pochaev town - Pochayevskaya lavra;
- Mikulintsy settlement: a castle of the 16th century, a palace of the 18th-19th centuries, a Polish Roman-Catholic church of the 18th century;
- Krivche settlement: a castle of the 17th century;
- Sapogov settlement: a wooden church of the 18th century;
- Skala-Podolskaya settlement: a castle of the 15th-16th centuries, a defense tower of the 16th century, a palace in baroque style, a Polish Roman-Catholic church and a park of the 18th century;
- Skalat town - a castle of 1630;
- Skoriky settlement: a wooden John the Theologian church of the 17th century;
- Yazlovets settlement (former Yablonovka) of Buchachsky district: ruins of a castle of the 14th-18th centuries, Nickolas church of 17th century, Assumption Polish Roman-Catholic church with a belfry of 1589-1590, a palace of the mid 17th century.