Vinnitsa region overview
Vinnitsa oblast (region) was founded on February 27, 1932. The area of the region makes 4.5% of the Ukraine’s territory. The region is located in the central part of the Right Bank Ukraine and borders on seven administrative regions of Ukraine.
In the southwest the province borders on Moldova. The capital city is Vinnitsa.
The population - 1,640,000 (2012).
Land area - 26,513 sq. km.
Vinnitsa region features
Vinnitsa province has the world largest deposit of competitive mineral raw material kaolin (800 million t.). Three granite deposits (whose resources are 10 million cu. m.) have been explored and are being mined, an experimental mining is carried out in eight developed deposits. Enterprises are provided with resources for more than 100 years.
The therapeutic properties of the mineral water of the Khmilnyk radon deposit have been revealed and are being employed. Bauxite (the ore for aluminum making) have been found for the first time in Podillia in Vinnitsa region. The geologists took stock of their resources, that are about 3 million t.
Vinnitsa region includes 27 village districts, the province center is divided into 3 town districts, 17 towns, 30 town type villages and 1428 villages.
Vinnitsa region economy
Industry: industrial potential is based on powerful agriculture and rich deposits of over 30 mineral resources, mainly for building materials industry; leading sugar and alcohol producing enterprises as well as a number of consumer goods, chemical products and machinery producers.
Agriculture: the leading region for grains and sugar beet production; cattle and poultry farming, sun-flower and vegetables growing are also well developed.