|• Governor||Serhiy Kozyr|
|• Oblast council||64 seats|
|• Total||28,461 km2 (10,989 sq mi)|
|• Rank||Ranked 22nd|
|• Density||36/km2 (93/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||UA-65|
|• Regional cities||3|
Kherson Oblast (Ukrainian : Херсонська область, translit. Khersons’ka oblast; also referred to as Khersonshchyna – Ukrainian: Херсонщина) is an oblast (province) in southern Ukraine, just north of Crimea. Its administrative center is Kherson. The area of the region is 28,461 km2. Population: 1,016,707 (2021 est.) This is considered to be the 'fruit basket' of the country, as many of the oblast's agricultural production is dispersed throughout the country, with production peaking during the summer months.
Important cities in the oblast include:
The Kherson Oblast is bordered by Dnipropetrovsk Oblast on the north, the Black Sea and the disputed region of Crimea on the south, Mykolaiv Oblast on the west, and the Azov Sea and Zaporizhzhia Oblast on the east.
The Dnieper River runs through the oblast which includes the Kakhovka Reservoir.
The oblast includes (within Henichesk Raion) the northern portion of the Arabat Spit, a thin strip of land between the brackish Syvash and the Sea of Azov that is geographically part of the Crimean Peninsula. Due to Russia gaining de facto control of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in 2014 the southern areas of Kherson are the only parts of the Crimean Peninsula under direct Ukrainian control.
The Kherson Oblast is administratively subdivided into 18 raions (districts) and 3 municipalities which are directly subordinate to the oblast government - Kherson (administrative center of the oblast), Nova Kakhovka, and Kakhovka. The Kherson municipality is subdivided into 3 urban districts. All information below is current as of 2015
|Name||Ukrainian name||Area |
|Admin.center||Urban Population Only|
|Hola Prystan||Гола Пристань (місто)||9||14,883||Hola Prystan||14,568|
|Nova Kakhovka||Нова Каховкa (місто)||223||68,205||Nova Kakhovka||62,128|
|Beryslav Raion||Бериславський (район)||1,721||48,025||Beryslav||16,682|
|Bilozerka Raion||Білозерський (район)||1,534||66,564||Bilozerka||9,739|
|Chaplynka Raion||Чаплинський (район)||1,722||35,219||Chaplynka||12,638|
|Henichesk Raion||Генічеський (район)||3,008||59,991||Henichesk||33,748|
|Hola Prystan Raion||Голопристанський (район)||3,411||45,827||Hola Prystan||14,666|
|Hornostaivka Raion||Горностаївський (район)||1,018||19,788||Hornostaivka||6,681|
|Ivanivka Raion||Іванівський (район)||1,120||13,995||Ivanivka||4,560|
|Kalanchak Raion||Каланчацький (район)||916||21,568||Kalanchak||11,169|
|Kakhovka Raion||Каховський (район)||1,450||35,968||Kakhovka||N/A *|
|Novotroitske Raion||Новотроїцький (район)||2,298||35,921||Novotroitske||14,979|
|Novovorontsovka Raion||Нововоронцовський (район)||1,005||21,442||Novovorontsovka||6,379|
|Nyzhni Sirohozy Raion||Нижньосірогозький (район)||1,209||15,985||Nyzhni Sirohozy||4,891|
|Oleshky Raion||Олешківський (район)||1,759||71,888||Oleshky||36,317|
|Skadovsk Raion||Скадовський (район)||1,456||47,930||Skadovsk||21,830|
|Velyka Lepetykha Raion||Великолепетиський (район)||1,000||16,827||Velyka Lepetykha||8,326|
|Velyka Oleksandrivka Raion||Великоолександрівський (район)||1,540||25,948||Velyka Oleksandrivka||9,747|
|Verkhniy Rohachyk Raion||Верхньорогачицький (район)||915||12,003||Verkhniy Rohachyk||5,698|
|Vysokopillia Raion||Високопільський (район)||701||15,121||Vysokopillia||6,148|
.* Note: Though the administrative center of the rayon is housed in the city/town that it is named after, cities do not answer to the rayon authorities only towns do; instead they are directly subordinated to the oblast government and therefore are not counted as part of rayon statistics.
At a lower level of administration, these district-level administrations are subdivided into:
The local administration of the oblast' is controlled by the Kherson Oblast Rada. The governor of the oblast is the Kherson Oblast Rada speaker, appointed by the President of Ukraine.
The population of the oblast is 1,083,367 (2012), which is 2.4% of the total population of Ukraine. It is also ranked 21st by its population. The population density is 38 per km2.
About 61.5% or 745,400 people live in urban areas of the Oblast and 38.5% or 467,600 people live in agricultural centers/villages. Men make up 46.7% or 565,400 people of the population, women make up 53.3% or 644,600 people, and pensioners make up 26.2% or 317,400 people of the Oblast population.
Ukrainian National Census (2001):
During the 1991 referendum, 90.13% of votes in Kherson Oblast were in favor of the Declaration of Independence of Ukraine. A survey conducted in December 2014 by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology found 1% of the oblast's population supported their region joining Russia, 94.9% did not support the idea, and the rest were undecided or did not respond.
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