|— Oblast —|
|Nickname(s): Полтавщина (Poltavshchyna)|
|• Governor||Oleksandr Udovichenko (Party of Regions)|
|• Oblast council||? seats|
|• Chairperson||Volodymyr Marchenko (Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc)|
|• Total||28,748 km2 (11,100 sq mi)|
|Area rank||Ranked 6th|
|• Rank||Ranked 12th|
|• Density||54/km2 ( 140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|ISO 3166 code||UA-53|
|Cities of oblast subordinance||5|
Poltava Oblast (Ukrainian: Полтавська область, translit. Poltavs’ka oblast’; also referred to as Poltavshchyna – Ukrainian: Полтавщина) is an oblast (province) of central Ukraine. The administrative center of the oblast is the city of Poltava.
Poltava Oblast is situated in the central part of Ukraine. It has an area of 28,800 km². The oblast’ borders upon Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovs’k, Kirovohrad, Cherkasy and Kiev regions.
Points of interest 
The following historic-cultural sites were nominated for the Seven Wonders of Ukraine.
- Gogol preserve-museum
- Kotliarevsky villa
- Mykolaivska Church
- Polatava ethnical museum
- Cross-Erecting monastery
The oblast’ is a center of Ukraine's oil and natural gas industry, with many wells and pipelines situated here. There is a major oil refinery plant in the city of Kremenchuk. Important iron ore processing facilities also present. In general there are 374 large industrial organization and 618 small industrial organizations.
In 1999 the gross grain yield was about 1452,9 thousand tons, sugar beets – 1002,900 tons, sunflower seeds – 166,200 tons, potatoes – 279,900 tons. The oblast also produced 120,500 tons of meat, 645,900 tons of milk and 423,200,00 eggs. At the beginning of 1999 there were 1,311 registered farms in the region.
Administrative divisions 
The oblast is divided into 25 districts, 15 cities including 5 settlements of city estate, 21 urban villages, and 1862 villages.
The following data incorporates the number of each type of administrative divisions of the Poltava Oblast’:
- Administrative Center – 1 (Poltava)
- Raions — 25;
- City raions — 5;
- Settlements — 1526, including:
- Settlement councils — 384.
The local administration of the oblast' is controlled by the Poltava Oblast Rada. The governor of the oblast’ is the Poltava Oblast’ Rada speaker, appointed by the President of Ukraine.
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: Poltava is the center of the Poltavs’ka oblast’ (Poltava 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 Poltava Oblast, Poltavshchyna.
- BYuT member Marchenko elected head of Poltava regional council, Kyiv Post (April 20, 2010)
- State Administration of Poltava Region – official site (Ukrainian)
- Information Card of the Region – official site of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine