City of regional significance (Ukraine)

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Cities of regional significance
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CategorySecond-level subdivision
LocationFlag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
Created1932
Abolished2020
Number182 (as of 2015)
GovernmentCity Council
Subdivisions Urban districts
Councils (municipalities)

City of regional significance (Ukrainian : Місто обласного значення, Misto oblasnoho znachennya) was a city municipality that was designated as a separate district within its region (i.e. oblast, Crimea). In Crimea, these cities were referred to as cities of republican significance, while in regular oblasts those municipalities were referred to as cities of oblast significance. The designation of regional significance was created with the introduction of oblasts in 1932 and abolished in 2020 following a new administrative reform that reshaped raions (see List of raions of Ukraine).

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Such city municipality was complex and usually combines the city proper as well as the adjacent populated places. The city of regional (oblast) significance was governed by a city council known as mis'krada which was chaired by a mayor. There were instances where a municipality may include only the city alone (city proper), while in others instances a municipality might consists of its own subdivisions such as districts in city, similarly to the cities with special status or even other cities which carry designation of cities of district significance.

Definition

Each region had at least one city of regional significance as its administrative center. A city was usually granted the status for being an economical and cultural center that has a developed industry, utilities, a considerable amount of state provided housing, and a population of over 50,000, and if for further economical and social development of a city it was appropriate to establish a direct management by regional organizations. In some cases, a city with a population of less than 50,000 could be a city of regional significance if it had important industrial, social-cultural, and historical significance, or a propensity for further economical and social development and population increase. These exceptions were usually granted on a decision of the Supreme Council of Ukraine Verkhovna Rada.

The city could be divided into districts at the city's authorities' discretion. Along with raions of a region, the cities of regional significance are the second level of administrative-territorial division of Ukraine. Beside having districts, the city can be divided into various municipal councils (rada, often considered its extended metropolitan area and suburbs) such as smaller city councils, town councils, or rural councils. Additionally, a city of regional significance can simply be composed of one settlement itself.

In 2012, there were 178 cities of regional significance across the different regions of Ukraine, ranging from the Donetsk Region, which has the highest number of cities at 28, to the Ternopil Region, which has only one, Ternopil. On average there are seven cities in each oblast or Crimea.

List of cities by oblast

Population statistics are from the 2001 Ukrainian Census. An asterisk (*) indicates cities that have district division.

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Cherkasy Oblast

#NameYearArea
(km2.)
PopulationDensityNo. of settlements
UrbanRural
a Vatutine 19921120,9711,90611
b Zolotonosha 19924529,92566513
c Kaniv 19??1726,6571,568??
d Smila 19??4069,7201,74311
e Uman 19??4188,7352,164??
f Cherkasy*19??78296,1913,79711

Chernihiv Oblast

#NameYearArea
(km2.)
PopulationDensityNo. of settlements
UrbanRural
a Nizhyn 19??4376,6251,782??
b Pryluky 19??4064,8611,622??
c Chernihiv*19??71304,9944,296??

Chernivtsi Oblast

#NameYearArea
(km2.)
PopulationDensityNo. of settlements
UrbanRural
a Novodnistrovsk 2000310,3423,447??
b Chernivtsi*19??153240,6211,573??

Crimea

#NameYearArea
(km2.)
PopulationDensityNo. of settlements
UrbanRural
a Alushta 196460053,72790224
b Armiansk 199316226,18716213
c Krasnoperekopsk 19762231,0231,4101
d Dzhankoi 19632643,3431,6671
e Yevpatoriia 19??65120,6381,8564
f Kerch 19??108157,0071,4541
g Saky 19792929,4161,0141
h Simferopol*19??107363,5973,39851
i Sudak 19??53928,31953214
j Feodosiia 19??350108,571310611
k Yalta 19??283144,434510239

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

#NameYearArea
(km2.)
PopulationDensityNo. of settlements
UrbanRural
a Vilnohirsk 19901023,7822,378??
b Kamianske*193?150262,7041,75121
c Dnipro*19??3971,080,8462,72320
d Zhovti Vody 19573454,3701,59911
e Kryvyi Rih*19??422712,5071,68815
f Marhanets 19??3650,5911,40521
g Nikopol 193750136,2802,726??
h Novomoskovsk 19??3672,4392,012??
i Pokrov 19??2646,5321,79030
j Pavlohrad 19??59118,8162,014??
k Pershotravensk 1989329,1409,713??
l Synelnykove 19792332,3021,404??
m Ternivka 19901829,2531,62511

Donetsk Oblast

#NameYearArea
(km2.)
PopulationDensityNo. of settlements
UrbanRural
a Avdiivka Авдіївка 2937,2101,283
b Bakhmut Бахмут 74113,3601,532
c Vuhledar Вугледар 517,4403,488
d Horlivka Горлівка 422314,660746
e Debaltseve Дебальцеве 3852,2141,374
f Toretsk Торецьк 6287,0241,404
g Myrnohrad Мирноград 2355,8152,427
h Dobropillia Добропілля 2071,6953,585
i Dokuchaievsk Докучаєвськ 11925,265212
j Donetsk Донецьк 5711,033,4241,810
k Druzhkivka Дружківка 4774,9011,594
l Yenakiieve Єнакієве 425161,535380
m Zhdanivka Жданівка 214,7937,397
n Khrestivka (till 2016 Kirovske) Хрестівка 730,9104,416
o Kostiantynivka Костянтинівка 6695,1111,441
p Kramatorsk Краматорськ 356216,162607
q Lyman Лиман 19229,610154
r Pokrovsk Покровськ 3983,2512,135
s Makiivka Макіївка 426432,8301,016
t Mariupol Маріуполь 244514,5482,109
u Novohrodivka Новогродівка 617,4732,912
v Selydove Селидове 10862,589580
w Sloviansk Словянськ 74146,5851,981
x Snizhne Сніжне 18982,609437
y Torez Торез 10595,632911
z Khartsyzk Харцизьк 207114,105551
aa Shakhtarsk Шахтарськ 5171,6581,405
ab Yasynuvata Ясинувата 1937,5521,976

Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast

#Raion or cityRaion or city
(Ukrainian Wikipedia)
Area
(km2.)
Population
(1 December 2001)
Density
(people on 1 km2.)
CentreImportant cities
a Bolekhiv Болехів 30021,21971
b Ivano-Frankivsk Івано-Франківськ 84233,4182,779
c Kalush Калуш 6567,9021,045
d Kolomyia Коломия 4161,9891,512
e Yaremcha Яремча 65721,45033

Kyiv Oblast

#Raion or cityRaion or city
(Ukrainian Wikipedia)
Area
(km2.)
Population
(1 December 2001)
Density
(people on 1 km2.)
CentreImportant cities
a Boryspil Бориспіль 2054,5912,730
b Berezan Березань 3317,367526
c Bila Tserkva Біла Церква 34200,1315,886
d Brovary Бровари 3486,8392,554
e Vasylkiv Васильків 2139,7221,892
f Irpin Ірпінь 38101,7612,678
g Pereiaslav Переяслав 3231,634989
h Prypiat Прип'ять 600
i Rzhyschiv Ржищів 368,447235
j Slavutych Славутич 2124,4021,162
k Fastiv Фастів 4351,9761,209
l Bucha* Буча 2628,5331,100
m Obukhiv* Обухів 2432,7371,400

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Kirovohrad Oblast

#Raion or cityRaion or city
(Ukrainian Wikipedia)
Area
(km2.)
Population
(1 December 2001)
Density
(people on 1 km2.)
CentreImportant cities
a Znamianka Знам'янка 1535,5692,371
b Kropyvnytskyi Кропивницький 103262,5432,549
c Oleksandriia Олександрія 61104,4611,712
d Svitlovodsk Світловодськ 4557,6091,280

Kharkiv Oblast

#Raion or cityRaion or city
(Ukrainian Wikipedia)
Area
(km2.)
Population
(1 December 2001)
Density
(people on 1 km2.)
CentreImportant cities
a Izium Ізюм 4056,1141,403
b Kupiansk Куп’янськ 3362,6201,898
c Lozova Лозова 1873,0984,061
d Liubotyn Люботин 3126,945869
e Pervomaiskyi Первомайський 3033,0161,101
f Kharkiv Харків 3061,470,9024,807
g Chuhuiv Чугуїв 1337,7152,901

Kherson Oblast

#Raion or cityRaion or city
(Ukrainian Wikipedia)
Area
(km2.)
Population
(1 December 2001)
Density
(people on 1 km2.)
CentreImportant cities
a Kakhovka Каховка 3138,2381,233
b Nova Kakhovka Нова Каховка 22374,599335
c Kherson Херсон 423367,188868

Khmelnytsky Oblast

#Raion or cityRaion or city
(Ukrainian Wikipedia)
Area
(km2.)
Population
(1 December 2001)
Density
(people on 1 km2.)
CentreImportant cities
a Kamianets-Podilskyi Кам'янець-Подільський 2699,6103,831
b Netishyn Нетішин 6634,340520
c Slavuta Славута 2234,3581,562
d Starokostiantyniv Старокостянтинів 1735,2062,071
e Khmelnytskyi Хмельницький 86253,9942,953
f Shepetivka Шепетівка 3848,2121,269

Luhansk Oblast

#Raion or cityRaion or city
(Ukrainian Wikipedia)
Area
(km2.)
Population
(1 December 2001)
Density
(people on 1 km2.)
CentreImportant cities
a Alchevsk Алчевськ 49119,1932,433
b Antratsyt Антрацит 6190,8351,489
c Brianka Брянка 6461,357959
d Kirovsk Кіровськ 3545,0121,286
e Krasnyi Luch Красний Луч 154145,129942
f Krasnodon Краснодон 77118,1681,535
g Lysychansk Лисичанськ 96133,2581,388
h Luhansk Луганськ 286503,2481,760
i Pervomaisk Первомайськ 8980,622906
j Rovenky Ровеньки 21791,712423
k Rubizhne Рубіжне 3465,3221,921
l Sverdlovsk Свердловськ 84110,1591,311
m Sievierodonetsk Сєверодонецьк 58129,7522,237
n Stakhanov Стаханов 92108,2661,177

Lviv Oblast

#Raion or cityRaion or city
(Ukrainian Wikipedia)
Area
(km2.)
Population
(1 December 2001)
Density
(people on 1 km2.)
CentreImportant cities
a Boryslav Борислав 3740,4341,093
b Drohobych Дрогобич 4199,9822,439
c Lviv* Львів 171758,5264,436
d Morshyn Моршин 26,4823,241
e Novyi Rozdil Новий Розділ 828,2273,528
f Sambir Самбір 1536,5562,437
g Stryi Стрий 1762,4793,675
h Truskavets Трускавець 831,0373,880
i Chervonohrad Червоноград 1785,3595,021

Mykolaiv Oblast

#Raion or cityRaion or city
(Ukrainian Wikipedia)
Area
(km2.)
Population
(1 December 2001)
Density
(people on 1 km2.)
CentreImportant cities
a Voznesensk Вознесенськ 2342,6341,854
b Mykolaiv Миколаїв 260514,1361,977
c Ochakiv Очаків 1316,9291,302
d Pervomaisk Первомайськ 2570,1702,807
e Yuzhnoukrainsk Южноукраїнськ 2438,2061,592

Odessa Oblast

#Raion or cityRaion or city
(Ukrainian Wikipedia)
Area
(km2.)
Population
(1 December 2001)
Density
(people on 1 km2.)
CentreImportant cities
a Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi Білгород-Дністровський 3158,4361,885
b Chornomorsk Чорноморськ 2563,7262,549
c Izmail Ізмаїл 5384,8151,600
d Odessa Одеса 1391,029,0497,403
e Podilsk Подільськ 1540,7182,715
f Teplodar Теплодар 38,8302,943
g Yuzhne Южне 923,9772,664

Poltava Oblast

#Raion or cityRaion or city
(Ukrainian Wikipedia)
Area
(km2.)
Population
(1 December 2001)
Density
(people on 1 km2.)
CentreImportant cities
a Horishni Plavni Горішні Плавні 17454,313312
b Kremenchuk Кременчук 96234,0732,438
c Lubny Лубни 3052,5721,752
d Myrhorod Миргород 2942,8861,479
e Poltava Полтава 104317,9983,058

Rivne Oblast

#Raion or cityRaion or city
(Ukrainian Wikipedia)
Area
(km2.)
Population
(1 December 2001)
Density
(people on 1 km2.)
CentreImportant cities
a Dubno Дубно 2739,1461,450
b Ostroh Острог 1014,8011,480
c Rivne Рівне 58248,8134,290
d Varash Вараш 438,8309,708

Sumy Oblast

#Raion or cityRaion or city
(Ukrainian Wikipedia)
Area
(km2.)
Population
(1 December 2001)
Density
(people on 1 km2.)
CentreImportant cities
a Hlukhiv Глухів 8436,056429
b Konotop Конотоп 10397,296945
c Lebedyn Лебедин 16729,710178
d Okhtyrka Охтирка 3150,7131,636
e Romny Ромни 2950,9291,756
f Shostka Шостка 3687,1302,420
g Sumy Суми 146295,8472,026

Ternopil Oblast

#Raion or cityRaion or city
(Ukrainian Wikipedia)
Area
(km2.)
Population
(1 December 2001)
Density
(people on 1 km2.)
CentreImportant cities
a Ternopil Тернопіль 59227,7553,860

Vinnytsia Oblast

#Raion or cityRaion or city
(Ukrainian Wikipedia)
Area
(km2.)
Population
(1 December 2001)
Density
(people on 1 km2.)
CentreImportant cities
a Vinnytsia Вінниця 61356,6655,847
b Zhmerynka Жмеринка 1837,3492,075
c Koziatyn Козятин 927,6433,071
d Ladyzhyn Ладижин 1123,4562,132
e Mohyliv-Podilskyi Могилів-Подільський 2233,1381,506
f Khmilnyk Хмільник 2027,8981,395

Volyn Oblast

#Raion or cityRaion or city
(Ukrainian Wikipedia)
Area
(km2.)
Population
(1 December 2001)
Density
(people on 1 km2.)
CentreImportant cities
a Volodymyr-Volynskyi Володимир-Волинський 1738,2562,250
b Kovel Ковель 4766,4011,413
c Lutsk Луцьк 42208,8164,972
d Novovolynsk Нововолинськ 1758,6883,452

Zakarpattia Oblast

#Raion or cityRaion or city
(Ukrainian Wikipedia)
Area
(km2.)
Population
(1 December 2001)
Density
(people on 1 km2.)
CentreImportant cities
a Berehove Берегове 1527,2351,816
b Mukacheve Мукачеве 2882,3462,941
c Uzhhorod Ужгород 33117,3173,555
d Khust Хуст 1132,3482,941
e Chop Чоп 28,9194,460

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

#Raion or cityRaion or city
(Ukrainian Wikipedia)
Area
(km2.)
Population
(1 December 2001)
Density
(people on 1 km2.)
CentreImportant cities
a Berdyansk Бердянськ 83124,9591,506
b Enerhodar Енергодар 6456,242879
c Zaporizhzhia Запоріжжя 236817,8823,466
d Melitopol Мелітополь 42160,6573,825
e Tokmak Токмак 3236,2751,134

Zhytomyr Oblast

#Raion or cityRaion or city
(Ukrainian Wikipedia)
Area
(km2.)
Population
(1 December 2001)
Density
(people on 1 km2.)
CentreImportant cities
a Berdychiv Бердичів 3687,5752,433
b Zhytomyr Житомир 61284,2364,660
c Korosten Коростень 3066,6692,222
d Novohrad-Volynskyi Новоград-Волинський 2756,2592,084
e Malyn Малин 6127,0830,346

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