Zhytomyr Oblast

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Zhytomyr Oblast
Житомирська область
Zhytomyrs'ka oblast’
Oblast
Banner o Zhytomyr Oblast
Flag
Coat o airms o Zhytomyr Oblast
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Житомирщина (Zhytomyrshchyna)
Location o Zhytomyr Oblast (red) athin Ukraine (blue)
Coordinates: 50°39′N 28°31′E / 50.65°N 28.52°E / 50.65; 28.52
Kintra Banner o Ukraine Ukraine
Admin. centre Zhytomyr
Government
 • Governor Serhiy Ryzhuk[1] (Pairty o Regions[1])
 • Oblast cooncil 97[2] seats
 • Chairperson Vitaliy Yosypovych Frantsuz (BYuT)
Area
 • Total 29,832 km2 (11,518 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 5t
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,328,158
 • Rank Ranked 16t
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code ?
Aurie code +380-41
ISO 3166 code UA-18
Raions 23
Ceeties o oblast subordinance 5
Ceeties (total) 11
Touns 43
Villages 1625
FIPS 10-4 UP27
Website www.zhitomir-region.gov.ua

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.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

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 | eedit soorce]

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

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

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

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 their awn agricultur.

Admeenistrative diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

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 | eedit soorce]

Important ceeties o Zhytomyr Oblast include:

Nomenclatur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Maist o Ukraine's oblasts are namit efter their 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 center ceety: Zhytomyr is the center 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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