Zhitomir oblast (region), Ukraine (Zhytomyr)

The capital city of Zhitomir oblast: Zhitomir.

Zhitomir region overview

Zhitomir (Zhytomyr) oblast (region) is located in the central part of the East European plain. The region area is 4,9% of the territory of Ukraine. Zhitomir province area is one of the largest in Ukraine, fifth among all the regions. The capital city is Zhitomir.

The population - 1,270,000 (2012).

Land area - 29,900 sq. km.

Zhitomir oblast flag

Zhitomir oblast flag

Zhitomir oblast coat of arms

Zhitomir oblast coat of arms

Zhitomir oblast map location


Zhitomir region info

Zhitomir region borders on the Republic of Belarus in the north. In its current borders, it was created in 1937. About 56% of the province population is urban.

A combination of such factors as economic and geographical location, soil and climatic conditions, availability of minerals, raw materials, forestry and water resources creates favorable conditions for the development of agriculture and industry in the region.

Industry: food-processing, machine-building, wood-working, building materials production and consumer goods industry; major national producers of porcelain, linen fabrics and hostelry.

Agriculture: all major agricultural cultures (grains, vegetables, potatoes, sugar beets) are being grown; the region is the national leader in hops and flax production.

Zhitomir region light industries chiefly process wood for furniture and flax for linen. Synthetic fibres are a recent extension of local textile industry.

Zhitomir region nature

Zhitomir beautiful nature

Zhitomir beautiful nature

Author: Victor Galanin

Zhitomir province nature

Zhitomir province nature

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Zhitomir region nature view

Zhitomir region nature view

Author: Victor Galanin


Zhitomir region history

Zhitomir is believed to date from the 9th century, but the first record is from 1240, when it was sacked by the Tatars.

For long a major trade focus and a seat of provincial government, today, Zhitomir region is an important junction where the main rail and road routes westward from Kiev are crossed by north-south routes.

Zhitomir region features

Musical instruments, notably accordions, are a specialty of the province.

The region is a birthplace of academician Sergey Korolyov, poet Lesya Ukrainka, world-known writers Vladimir Korolenko, Josef Konrad, pianist Svyatoslav Rikhter, Ukrainian music classic Boris Lyatoshinsky.

It is a place where outstanding personalities lived and worked: writers Honore de Balzac, Mikhail Kotsyubinsky and Alexander Kuprin, play writer Ivan Kocherga and producers Alexander Dovzhenko, Timofey Levchuk, outstanding Ukrainian poet and translator Boris Ten.

Zhitomir oblast, Ukraine photos

Zhitomir province scenery

Zhitomir region scenery

Zhitomir region scenery

Author: Victor Galanin

Zhitomir province scenery

Zhitomir province scenery

Author: Victor Galanin

Zhitomir region view

Zhitomir region view

Author: Anna Goltvyanskaya


Zhitomir province churches

Zhitomir region church

Zhitomir region church

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Zhitomir province church

Zhitomir province church

Author: Alexey Temekunidi

Zhitomir church

Zhitomir church

Author: Victor Galanin


Zhitomir region view

Zhitomir province view

Zhitomir province view

Author: Anna Goltvyanskaya


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