Kirovohrad Oblast

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Kirovohrad Oblast
Кіровоградська область
Kirovohrads’ka oblast’
Oblast
Flag of Kirovohrad Oblast
Flag
Coat of arms of Kirovohrad Oblast
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Кіровоградщина (Kirovohradschyna)
Kirovohrad in Ukraine (claims hatched).svg
Coordinates: 48°28′N 32°16′E / 48.46°N 32.27°E / 48.46; 32.27Coordinates: 48°28′N 32°16′E / 48.46°N 32.27°E / 48.46; 32.27
Country  Ukraine
Administrative center Kirovohrad
Government
 • Governor Olexander Petik[1]
 • Chairperson Mykola Sukhomlyn
Area
 • Total 24,588 km2 (9,493 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 15th
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,057,951
 • Rank Ranked 25th
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 25000-27999
Area code +380-52
ISO 3166 code UA-35
Raions 21
Cities (total)
— Regional cities
12
4
Urban-type settlements 26
Villages 1015
FIPS 10-4 UP10
Website kr-admin.gov.ua

Kirovohrad Oblast (Ukrainian: Кіровоградська область, translit. Kirovohrads’ka oblast’; also referred to as Kirovohradschyna - Ukrainian: Кіровоградщина) is an oblast (province) of Ukraine. The administrative center of the oblast is the city of Kirovohrad.

Geography[edit]

The area of the province is 24,600 km2 (9,498.11 sq mi), its population (as of 2004-05-01) is 1.1 million.

The city of Dobrovelychkivka is the geographical center of Ukraine.

History[edit]

The oblast was created as part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic on January 10, 1939 out of the northern raions of Mykolaiv Oblast. In 1954 the oblast lost some raions to the newly created Cherkasy Oblast, but later that year received its western raions from the Odessa Oblast.

Points of interest[edit]

The following sites were nominated for the Seven Wonders of Ukraine:

Administrative divisions[edit]

The Kirovohrad Oblast is administratively subdivided into 21 raions (districts) as well as 4 cities (municipalities) which are directly subordinate to the oblast government: Oleksandriia, Svitlovodsk, Znamianka, and the administrative center of the oblast, Kirovohrad.

Raions of the Kirovohrad Oblast
In English In Ukrainian Administrative Center
Bobrynets Raion Бобринецький район
Bobrynets'kyi raion
Bobrynets
(City)
Dobrovelychkivka Raion Добровеличківський район
Dobrovelychkivs'kyi raion
Dobrovelychkivka
(Urban-type settlement)
Dolynska Raion Долинський район
Dolyns'kyi raion
Dolynska
(City)
Haivoron Raion Гайворонський район
Haivorons'kyi raion
Haivoron
(City)
Holovanivsk Raion Голованівський район
Holovanivs'kyi raion
Holovanivsk
(Urban-type settlement)
Kirovohrad Raion Кіровоградський район
Kirovohrads'kyi raion
Kirovohrad
(City)
Kompaniivka Raion Компаніївський район
Kompaniyivs'kyi raion
Kompaniivka
(Urban-type settlement)
Mala Vyska Raion Маловисківський район
Malovyskivs'kyi raion
Mala Vyska
(City)
Novhorodka Raion Новгородківський район
Novhorodkivs'kyi raion
Novhorodka
(Urban-type settlement)
Novoarkhanhelsk Raion Новоархангельський район
Novoarkhanhel's'kyi raion
Novoarkhanhelsk
(Urban-type settlement)
Novomyrhorod Raion Новомиргородський район
Novomyrhorods'kyi raion
Novomyrhorod
(City)
Novoukrainka Raion Новоукраїнський район
Novoukrains'kyi raion
Novoukrainka
(City)
Oleksandrivka Raion Олександрівський район
Oleksandrivs'kyi raion
Oleksandrivka
(Urban-type settlement)
Oleksandriia Raion Олександрійський район
Oleksandriys'kyi raion
Oleksandriia
(City)
Onufriivka Raion Онуфріївський район
Onufriyivs'kyi raion
Onufriivka
(Urban-type settlement)
Petrove Raion Петрівський район
Petrivs'kyi raion
Petrove
(Urban-type settlement)
Svitlovodsk Raion Світловодський район
Svitlovods'kyi raion
Svitlovodsk
(City)
Ulianovka Raion Ульяновський район
Ul'yanovs'kyi raion
Ulianovka
(City)
Ustynivka Raion Устинівський район
Ustynivs'kyi raion
Ustynivka
(Urban-type settlement)
Vilshanka Raion Вільшанський район
Vilshans'kyi raion
Vilshanka
(Urban-type settlement)
Znamianka Raion Знам'янський район
Znamyans'kyi raion
Znamianka
(City)

Demographics[edit]

Age structure[edit]

0-14 years: 14.3% Increase (male 72,646/female 68,970)
15-64 years: 68.7% Decrease (male 324,698/female 355,058)
65 years and over: 17.0% Steady (male 55,718/female 111,666) (2013 official)

Median age[edit]

total: 41.2 years Increase
male: 37.7 years Increase
female: 44.5 years Increase (2013 official)

Nomenclature[edit]

Most of Ukraine's oblasts are named after their capital cities, officially referred to as "oblast centers" (Ukrainian: обласний центр, translit. oblasnyi tsentr). The name of each oblast is a relative adjective, formed by adding a feminine suffix to the name of respective center city: Kirovohrad is the center of the Kirovohrads’ka oblast’ (Kirovohrad Oblast). Most oblasts are also sometimes referred to in a feminine noun form, following the convention of traditional regional place names, ending with the suffix "-shchyna", as is the case with the Kirovohrad Oblast, Kirovohradshchyna.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Government appoints new governors". Kharkov News Agency. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 

External links[edit]

  • "Main". Official web-site of the Kirovohrad Oblast State Administration (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 7 April 2014.