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Encyclopedia > Regions of Ukraine

A list of the various regions of Ukraine and/or inhabited by Ukrainians and their ancestors throughout history.

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Administrative subdivision

Main article: subdivisions of Ukraine

Ukraine is currently subdivided into twenty-four oblasts (oblasti, provinces), one autonomous republic (avtonomna respublika), and two cities (mista, singular misto) with special legal status. Ukraine is subdivided into 24 oblasts (Ukrainian singular: область, oblast; plural області, oblasti), one autonomous republic (автономна республіка, avtonomna respublika), and two cities with special status (singular місто зі спеціальним статусом, misto zi spetsialnym statusom). ... Oblast (Czech: oblast, Slovak: oblasÅ¥, Russian and Ukrainian: , Belarusian: , Bulgarian: о́бласт) refers to a subnational entity in some countries. ... This article is about political regions. ... In its final decades of its existence, the Soviet Union consisted of 15 Soviet Socialist Republics (SSR), often called simply Soviet republics. ...


Oblasts:

  1. Cherkasy
  2. Chernihiv
  3. Chernivtsi
  1. Dnipropetrovsk
  2. Donetsk
  3. Ivano-Frankivsk
  4. Kharkiv
  5. Kherson
  6. Khmelnytskyi
  7. Kirovohrad
  8. Kiev Oblast
  9. Luhansk
  1. Lviv
  2. Mykolaiv
  3. Odessa
  4. Poltava
  5. Rivne
  6. Sumy
  7. Ternopil'
  8. Vinnytsia
  9. Volyn
  10. Zakarpattia
  11. Zaporizhzhia
  12. Zhytomyr

Oblasts of Ukraine Cherkasy Oblast (Черкаська область, Cherkas’ka oblast’ or Черкащина, Cherkashchyna in Ukrainian) is an oblast of central Ukraine. ... Chernihiv Oblast (Чернігівська область, Chernihivs’ka oblast’ or Чернігівщина, Chernihivshchyna in Ukrainian) is an oblast (province) of northern Ukraine. ... Chernivtsi Oblast (Ukrainian: , Chernivets’ka oblast’, Regiunea CernăuÅ£i in Romanian) is an oblast in southwestern Ukraine, bordering on Romania and Moldova. ... Dnipropetrovsk Oblast (Дніпропетровська область, Dnipropetrovs’ka oblast’ or Дніпропетровщина, Dnipropetrovshchyna in Ukrainian) is an oblast of central Ukraine. ... Donetsk Oblast (Ukrainian: Донецька область, Donets’ka oblast’ or Донеччина, Donechchyna) is an oblast (province) of eastern Ukraine. ... Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast (Івано-Франківська область, Ivano-Frankivs’ka oblast’ or Івано-Франківщина, Ivano-Frankivshchyna in Ukrainian) is an oblast of Ukraine. ... Kharkiv Oblast (Харківська область, Kharkivs’ka oblast’ or Харківщина, Kharkivshchyna in Ukrainian; Харьковская область, Khar’kovskaya oblast’ in Russian) is an oblast of eastern Ukraine. ... Kherson Oblast (Херсонська область, Khersons’ka oblast’ or Херсонщина, Khersonshchyna in Ukrainian) is an oblast of southern Ukraine, just north of Crimea. ... Khmelnytskyi Oblast (Хмельницька область, Khmel’nyts’ka oblast’ or Хмельниччина, Khmelnychchyna in Ukrainian) is an oblast (province) of western Ukraine. ... Kirovohrad Oblast (Кіровоградська область, Kirovohrads’ka oblast’ or Кіровоградщина, Kirovohradshchyna in Ukrainian) is an oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Kiev Oblast (Київська область, Kyivs’ka oblast’ or Київщина, Kyivshchyna in Ukrainian) is an oblast (province) in northern Ukraine. ... Luhansk Oblast (Луганська область, Luhans’ka oblast’ or Луганщина, Luhanshchyna in Ukrainian) is an oblast (province) of eastern Ukraine. ... Lviv Oblast is an oblast of western Ukraine, created on December 4, 1939. ... Mykolayiv Oblast (Миколаївська область, Mykolaivs’ka oblast’ or Миколаївщина, Mykolaivshchyna in Ukrainian) is an oblast of Ukraine. ... Odessa Oblast (Ukrainian: Одеська область, Odes’ka oblast’ or Одещина, Odeshchyna) is an oblast of south-western Ukraine. ... Poltava Oblast (Полтавська область, Poltavs’ka oblast’ or Полтавщина, Poltavshchyna in Ukrainian) is an oblast (province) of central Ukraine. ... Rivne Oblast (Рівненська область, Rivnens’ka oblast’ or Рівненщина, Rivnenshchyna in Ukrainian; Rowno in Polish) is an oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Sumy Oblast (Сумська область, Sums’ka oblast’ or Сумщина, Sumshchyna in Ukrainian) is an oblast of northern Ukraine. ... Ternopil Oblast (Тернопільська область, Ternopil’s’ka oblast’ or Тернопільщина, Ternopil’shchyna in Ukrainian) is an oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Vinnytsia Oblast (Ukrainian: ) is an oblast of Ukraine. ... Volyn Oblast (Волинська область, Volyns’ka oblast’) is the most north-western oblast (province) of Ukraine, bordering Belarus to the north and Poland to the west. ... Districts of Zakarpattia Oblast House of the Council of Zakarpattia Oblast in Uzhhorod with Taras Shevchenko Monument Entrance from Ivano-Frankivsk on route A 265 Zakarpattia Oblast or Transcarpathian Oblast (Ukrainian: ; Hungarian: Kárpátalja) is an oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Zaporizhia Oblast (Запорізька область, Zaporizka oblast’ or Запоріжщина, Zaporizhchyna in Ukrainian) is an oblast (province) of southern Ukraine. ... Flag of Zhytomyr Oblast Coat of Arms of Zhyomyr Oblast Zhytomyr Oblast (Житомирська область, Zhytomyrs’ka oblast’ or Житомирщина, Zhytomyrshchyna in Ukrainian) is an oblast (province) of northern Ukraine. ... Image File history File links UkraineNumbered. ...

Autonomous republic:

  1. Crimea

Municipalities with special legal status: The Crimea (officially Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukrainian transliteration: Avtonomna Respublika Krym, Ukrainian: Автономна Республіка Крим, Russian: Автономная Республика Крым, pronounced cry-MEE-ah in English) is a peninsula and an autonomous republic of Ukraine on the northern coast of the Black Sea. ...

A monument to St. ... Sevastopol (Севастополь, Sevastopol’ in Russian and Ukrainian; Aqyar in Crimean Tatar), formerly known as Sebastopol (from a mistransliteration of the Russian v), is a port city in Ukraine, located on the Black Sea coast of Crimean peninsula at , . It has a population of 328,600 (2004). ...

Traditional regions

The traditional names of the regions of Ukraine are important geographic, historical, and ethnographic identifiers.

In the Carpathian Mountains (see also Ruthenia, Rusyns): This article contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Galicia (Ukrainian: Галичина (Halychyna), Polish: Galicja, German: Galizien, Slovak: Halič, Romanian: Galiţia, Hungarian: Gácsország) is the name of a region of Central Europe. ... Historical arms of Podolia The region of Podolia (Ukrainian: Podillya, Polish: Podole) lies in the west-central and south-west portions of present-day Ukraine that correspond to Khmelnytskyi Oblast and Vinnytsia Oblast. ... Sloboda Ukraine (Russian: Слободская Украина) or Slobozhanshchina (Слобожанщина) was a historical region (17th–18th centuries) on the frontier of Muscovy and Imperial Russia, settled by Ukrainian Cossacks that were fugitives from Poland, as well as by peasants and townspeople. ... Zaporizhia (Ukrainian: Запоріжжя, Zaporizhzhia; Russian: Запоро́жье, Zaporozhye) is a historical region of Ukraine. ... This article is about the river. ... Categories: Stub | Regions of Ukraine | Ukrainian historical regions ... The Crimea /kraɪˈmia/ is a peninsula and an autonomous republic of Ukraine on the northern coast of the Black Sea. ... Satellite image of the Carpathians The Carpathian Mountains are the eastern wing of the great Central Mountain System of Europe, curving 1500 km (~900 miles) along the borders of Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia and northern Hungary. ... Ruthenia is a name applied to parts of Eastern Europe which were populated by Eastern Slavic peoples, as well as to various states that existed in this territory in the past. ... Rusyns, also called Ruthenians, Ruthenes, Rusins, Rysins, Carpatho-Rusins, and Russniaks, are a modern group of ethnic groups that speak the Rusyn language and are descended from the minority of Ruthenians who did not adopt a Ukrainian national identity and become Ukrainians in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. ...

Regions historically inhabited by Ukrainians (mostly with other nations), which are partly or wholly outside modern Ukraine: Lemko - one of four major groups of Ruthenian montagnards of the northwest Carpathian mountain chain, having a unique dialect and culture. ... Boyko is the name for a distinctive group of Ukrainian montagnards of the Carpathian highlands. ... Hutsuls or Huculs (Ukrainian: Гуцули, singular Гуцул) are a group of Ukrainian highlanders, considered a subgroup of Rusyns by some references. ... Zakarpattya or Transcarpathia (Закарпатська область, Zakarpats’ka oblast’ in Ukrainian) is an oblast (region) of Ukraine. ...

The San or Sian (Ukrainian: Сян, Sian). ... CheÅ‚m (Ukrainian: , Kholm) is a town in eastern Poland with 68,595 inhabitants (2004). ... Podlasie (Latin Podlachia) is a historical region in eastern part of Poland and western Belarus. ... Polesie (Polish spelling; Polissya, Полісся in Ukrainian, Polesye, Полесье in Russian, Palyessye or Palesse, Пале́сьсе in Belarusian, formerly also Polesia in Latin) is one of the largest European swampy areas, located in the South-Western part of the Eastern-European Lowland, within the territories of Belarus, Ukraine and Poland. ... Since the Roman times, Dacian peoples inhabited the territory. ... Old map of Bessarabia Bessarabia or Bessarabiya (Basarabia in Turkish) was the name used by Russia to designate the eastern part of the territory known as Moldova (Moldavia in English), which was occupied by Russia in 1812. ... The Don (Дон) is one of the major rivers of Russia. ... Kuban (Russian: ) is a region of Russia surrounding the Kuban River, on the Black Sea between Ukraine and the Caucasus. ...

Other historic regions and names

  • Little Russia (Russian: Malorossiya), the name applied to Ukraine under the Russian Empire and earlier. Also, for historic reasons (NOTE: left-bank and right bank refer to the bank of the river when facing downstream):
    • Right-bank Ukraine (Pravoberezhna Ukrayina or Pravoberezhzhia), west of the Dnieper river
    • Left-bank Ukraine (Livoberezhna Ukrayina or Livoberezhzhia), east of the Dnieper.
  • New Russia (Russian: Novorossiya), colony of the Russian Empire in the depopulated steppes, in the south-east of modern-day Ukraine (Dyke Pole, "the wild field")

Little Russia or Malorossiya (Russian: ) was the name for the territory of Ukraine applied in the time of the Russian Empire and earlier. ... Imperial Russia is the term used to cover the period of Russian history from the expansion of Russia under Peter the Great, through the expansion of the Russian Empire from the Baltic to the Pacific Ocean, to the deposal of Nicholas II of Russia, the last tsar, at the start... Right-bank Ukraine (Ukrainian: Правобережна Україна Russian: Правобережная Украина; Polish: Prawobrzeżna Ukraina), a historical name of a part of Ukraine on the right bank of the Dnipro, consisting of the modern day Volyn, Rivne, Vinnitsa, Zhytomyr, Kirvohrad and Kyiv region as well as part of the Cherkaska and Ternopil region. ... The Dnieper River (also: Dnepr, Dniapro, or Dnipro) is a river (2,290 km length) which flows from Russia through Belarus and then Ukraine. ... Left-bank Ukraine (Ukrainian: Лівобережна Україна Russian: Левобережная Украина, Polish: Lewobrzeżna Ukraina ): historic name of the part of Ukraine on the left bank of the Dnipro River, comprising the modern-day regions of Chernihiv, Poltava and Sumy and the eastern part of the Kyiv and Cherkasy regions, in Russian histories... Novorossiya (Russian: , literally New Russia) is a historic area now mostly located in southern Ukraine, and partially in southern Russia. ...

Historical Ukrainian states

Main article: History of Ukraine

After the Union of Lublin in 1569 and the formation of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth Ukraine fell under Polish administration, becoming part of the Crown of the Polish Kingdom. ... Map of the the extent of Kievan Rus through the 11th century. ... The East Slavs are the ethnic group that evolved into the Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian peoples. ... For other uses, see number 880. ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... Halych-Volynia principality was the Ruthenian successor state of Kievan Rus on the territory of Rus menora (Rus propria) including the lands of Red Ruthenia, Black Ruthenia, and the remainder of southwestern Rus. This state also briefly controlled the region of Bessarabia and Moldavia. ... This 14th-century statue from south India depicts the gods Shiva (on the left) and Uma (on the right). ... The Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mehmed IV of Turkey. ... Events Russia breaks 60 year old truce with Sweden by attacking Finland February 2 - Diet of Augsburg begins February 4 - John Rogers becomes first Protestant martyr in England February 9 - Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake May 23 - Paul IV becomes Pope. ... Events April 5 - Signing of the Treaty of Westminster, ending the First Anglo-Dutch War. ... The Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan of Turkey. ... 1783 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Zaporizhia (Ukrainian: Запоріжжя, Zaporizhzhia; Polish: Zaporoże or Dzikie Pola (Wild Fields), Russian: Запоро́жье, Zaporozhye) is a historical region of Ukraine. ... // Events January 12 - Two-month freezing period begins in France - The coast of the Atlantic and Seine River freeze, crops fail and at least 24. ... Events January 8 - Premiere of George Frideric Handels opera Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. ... 1775 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Central Rada or Tsentralna Rada (Ukrainian: ) was a representative body formed in 1917 in Kyiv to govern the Ukrainian Peoples Republic—the Ukrainian autonomy and then independent state. ... Ukrainian Peoples Republic (Ukrainian: ), also sometimes translated as Ukrainian National Republic, abbreviated UNR (УНР), was a republic in part of the territory of modern Ukraine after the Russian Revolution, eventually headed by Symon Petliura. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... The Hetmanate (Ukrainian: , Het’manat) was a short-lived provisional government of Ukraine, installed by Germany after disbanding the Central Rada of the Ukrainian National Republic in 1918. ... The West Ukrainian National Republic (Західно Українська Народна Республика, Zakhidno Ukrayinska Narodna Respublyka or ЗУНР, ZUNR) was a short-lived republic that existed in late 1918 and early 1919 in eastern Galicia, Bukovina and Transcarpathia and included the cities of Lviv, Kolomyya, and Stanislav. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Directorate, or Directory (Dyrektoriya), was a government of the Ukrainian National Republic formed in 1918 in rebellion against Skoropadskys Hetmanate. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... State motto: Пролетарі всіх країн, єднайтеся! Official language None. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Carpatho-Ukraine (Ukrainian: , Karpats’ka Ukrayina) was an autonomous region within Czechoslovakia from late 1938 to March 15, 1939. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...

See also

// By the administrative subdivisions Subdivisions A to C Autonomous Republic of Crimea (Автономна Республіка Крим, Avtonomna Respublika Krym) Feodosiia (Феодосія) Kerch (Керч) Simferopol (Сімферополь) Yalta (Ялта) Yevpatoriya (Євпаторія) Cherkasy Oblast (Черкаська область, Cherkas’ka oblast’) Cherkasy (Черкаси) Smila (Сміла) Uman (Умань) Chernihiv Oblast (Чернігівська область, Chernihivs’ka oblast’) Chernihiv (Чернігів) Nizhyn (Ніжин) Pryluky (Прилуки) Chernivtsi Oblast (Чернівецька область, Chernivets’ka oblast’) Chernivtsi (Чернівці) Subdivisons D to I Dnipropetrovsk Oblast (Дніпропетровська область, Dnipropetrovs’ka... Map of Ukraine Location: Eastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Poland and Russia Geographic coordinates: 49°00′ N 32°00′ E Map references: Commonwealth of Independent States Area: total: 603,700 km² land: 603,700 km² water: 0 km² Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Texas Land boundaries: total: 4... After the Union of Lublin in 1569 and the formation of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth Ukraine fell under Polish administration, becoming part of the Crown of the Polish Kingdom. ... The name Ukraine (Ukrainian: , ) has been used in a variety of ways since the twelfth century. ...

References

  • Paul Robert Magosci, Ukraine: A Historical Atlas, 1985. University of Toronto Press, Toronto. ISBN 0-8020-3428-4

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