List of Ukrainian oblasts and territories by population
This is a list of all Ukrainian oblasts and territories, in order of descending population (in 2012). Note that since the War in Donbass started in the spring of 2014 1.5 million people from Donetsk Oblast and Luhansk Oblast have either fled to Russia or to other parts of Ukraine. Crimea is since March 2014 disputed between Russia and Ukraine, with Russia signing a treaty of accession on 18 March 2014 with the self-declared independent Republic of Crimea, absorbing it into the Russian Federation, though this is not recognised by Ukraine or most of the international community.
|Ranking||Prefecture||Population||Urban population||Rural population|
|8||Crimea (Autonomous Republic)||1,963,770||1,231,648||0,732,122|
- "Ukraine Census, population as of 1st August 2012". State Statistics Committee of Ukraine. Archived from the original on 2010-03-12. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
- Donetsk, Luhansk: The 'People's Republics' one year on, Deutsche Welle (11 May 2015)
- Between War and Peace - Life Near the Front in Eastern Ukraine (between minutes 23 and 24 into the documentry), Deutsche Welle (18 May 2015)
- Alec Luhn (18 March 2014). "Red Square rally hails Vladimir Putin after Crimea accession". The Guardian (Moscow). Retrieved 24 December 2014.