Vinnitsa region overview
Vinnitsa oblast, founded on February 27, 1932, is located in the central part of the Right Bank Ukraine.
In the southwest, the province borders on Moldova. Vinnitsa is the capital city.
Population (2014) - 1,616,500.
Land area - 26,513 sq. km. (4.39%, 12th place).
Vinnitsa region features
The climate is temperate continental. Winters are soft; the average temperature of the coldest month (January) is minus 5 degrees Celsius. Summers are warm and sunny; the average temperature of the warmest month (July) is about plus 18 degrees Celsius.
Vinnitsa oblast has the world largest deposit of kaolin (800 million t.). Three granite deposits (10 million cu. m.) have been explored and are being mined. Bauxite (ore for aluminum production) have been found for the first time in Podillia in Vinnitsa region (about 3 million t.).
The region includes 27 districts, 18 cities and towns, 29 urban villages and 1466 villages.
Vinnitsa oblast resort resources, along with the favorable climate, include mineral waters, especially radon waters of Novohmelnikovsky field, Khmelnik resort is open there. The field of peat curative mud (Voitovtsy swamp) is used for mud treatment. The region has several other deposits of mineral waters of different chemical composition.
This territory is rich in preserved old manors and estates with garden and park ensembles. They were the basis for the creation of the first Soviet resorts in 1920-1923. You can also find a lot of museums, churches and even castles.
Vinnitsa region economy
Industry: the 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.