Zhytomyr Oblast

Zhytomyr Oblast (Ukrainian: Житомирська область, translit. Zhytomyrs’ka oblast’; referred tae as Zhytomyrshchyna - Ukrainian: Житомирщина) an aw, is an oblast (province) o northren Ukraine. The admeenistrative center o the oblast is the ceety o Zhytomyr.

Zhytomyr Oblast

Житомирська область
Zhytomyrs'ka oblast’
Banner o Zhytomyr Oblast
Coat o airms o Zhytomyr Oblast
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Location o Zhytomyr Oblast (red) athin Ukraine (blue)
Location o Zhytomyr Oblast (red) athin Ukraine (blue)
Kintra Ukraine
Admin. centreZhytomyr
 • GovernorSerhiy Ryzhuk[1] (Pairty o Regions[1])
 • Oblast cooncil97[2] seats
 • ChairpersonVitaliy Yosypovych Frantsuz (BYuT)
 • Total29832 km2 (11,518 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 5t
 • Total1,328,158
 • RankRanked 16t
 • Density45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
Aurie code+380-41
ISO 3166 codeUA-18
Ceeties o oblast subordinance5
Ceeties (tot)11
FIPS 10-4UP27

History eedit

The oblast wis creatit as pairt o the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic on 22 September 1937.

The oblast is locatit in the historic region o Polesie (Ukrainian: Полісся, translit. Polissia).

Geography eedit

The tot aurie o the Zhytomyr Oblast encompasses 29,832 km2 (11,518 sq mi).

Amang the pynts o interest it is important tae mention the follaein steids that wur nominatit for the Seiven Wonders o Ukraine

Population eedit

The current estimatit population o the oblast is 1,328,158 (as o 2006). Zhytomyr Oblast is the maist important centre o Pols minority in Ukraine, which is numbered thare at 49,000.

Economy eedit

The economy o Zhytomyr Oblast maistly deals wi minin o granite an ither construction stane, forestry, agricultur an various machinery manufacturin.

The northren pairt o the province is heichlie affectit bi the Chernobyl disaster: some o the touns an raions are devastatit an are includit in the Chernobyl zone, while ithers are prohibitit frae producin thair awn agricultur.

Admeenistrative diveesions eedit

The Zhytomyr Oblast is subdividit intae 23 raions (destricts), an 5 o its ceeties are designatit as separate raions athin the oblast.

The destricts o the Zhytomyr oblast include:

Important ceeties eedit

Important ceeties o Zhytomyr Oblast include:

Nomenclatur eedit

Maist o Ukraine's oblasts are namit efter thair caipital ceeties, offeecially referred tae as "oblast centers" (Ukrainian: обласний центр, translit. oblasnyi tsentr). The name o each oblast is a relative adjective, formit bi addin a feminine suffix tae the name o respective centre ceety: Zhytomyr is the centre o the Zhytomyrs'ka oblast' (Zhytomyr Oblast). Maist oblasts are anaw sometimes referred tae in a feminine noun form, follaein the convention o traditional regional place names, endin wi the suffix "-shchyna", as is the case wi the Zhytomyr Oblast, Zhytomyrshchyna.

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Links eedit

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