Kherson Oblast

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Kherson Oblast
Херсонська область
Khersons’ka oblast’
Flag of Kherson Oblast
Coat of arms of Kherson Oblast
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Херсонщина (Khersonshchyna)
Kherson in Ukraine.svg
Country  Ukraine
Administrative center Kherson
 • Governor Yuriy Odarchenko[1] (Batkivshchyna[1])
 • Chairperson Peluh Viktor Grugorovuch (Party of Regions)
 • Total 28,461 km2 (10,989 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,126,000
 • Rank Ranked 22nd
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Area code +380-55
ISO 3166 code UA-65
Raions 18
Cities (total)
— Regional cities
Urban-type settlements 30
Villages 658
FIPS 10-4 UP08

Kherson Oblast (Ukrainian: Херсонська область, translit. Khersons’ka oblast’; also referred to as KhersonshchynaUkrainian: Херсонщина) is an oblast (province) in southern Ukraine, just north of Crimea. Its administrative center is Kherson. The area of the region is 29000 km², its population (as of 1 May 2004) is 1.12 million.

Important cities in the oblast include:


The Kherson Oblast is bordered by the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast on the north, the Black Sea and the disputed region of Crimea on the south, the Mykolayiv Oblast on the west, and the Azov Sea and the Zaporizhzhia Oblast on the east.

The Dnieper River runs through the oblast which includes the Kakhovka Reservoir.

The oblast includes the upper portion of the Arabat Spit, a thin strip of land between the brackish Syvash and the Sea of Azov that is geographically part of Crimea.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The following data incorporates the number of each type of administrative divisions of the Kherson Oblast:

  • Administrative Center – 1 (Kherson)
  • Raions – 18;
  • City raions – 3;
  • Settlements – 697, including:
    • Villages – 658;
    • Cities/Towns – 39, including:
      • Urban-type settlement – 30;
      • Cities – 9, including:
        • Cities of oblast' subordinance – 3;
        • Cities of raion subordinance – 6;
  • Selsovets – 260.

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.

Kherson Oblast State Administration


The population of the oblast is 1,367,685 (2004), which is 2.4% of the total population of Ukraine. It is also ranked 21st by its population. The population density is 43 p/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):

Age structure[edit]

0-14 years: 15.1% Increase (male 83,397/female 79,303)
15-64 years: 70.5% Decrease (male 364,907/female 393,933)
65 years and over: 14.4% Steady (male 50,404/female 104,856) (2013 official)

Median age[edit]

total: 39.5 years Increase
male: 36.2 years Increase
female: 42.7 years Increase (2013 official)


Typical agricultural landscape of Ukraine, Kherson Oblast

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Coordinates: 46°30′N 34°00′E / 46.500°N 34.000°E / 46.500; 34.000