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Kirovohrad Oblast
Кіровоградська область
Kirovohrads’ka oblast’
Flag of Kirovohrad Oblast Coat of arms of Kirovohrad Oblast
Flag Coat of arms
Nickname: Кіровоградщина  (Ukrainian)
Kirovohradshchyna  (transliteration)
Map of Ukraine with Kirovohrad Oblast highlighted
Location of Kirovohrad Oblast (red) on the map of Ukraine (blue).
Administrative center Kirovohrad
Largest cities
Governor Volodymyr (Petrovych) Movchan
Oblast council
 – Chairman Mykola Sukhomlyn
 – № of seats
Established
Subdivisions
 – Raions 21
 – Cities of oblast subordinance 4
 – Cities (total) 12
 – Towns 26
 – Villages 1,015
Area  Ranked 15th
 – Total 24,588 km²
 – Land  ? km² 
 – Water  ? (?%)
Population  Ranked 25th
 – Total (2006) 1,057,951
 – Density 45 p/ km² 
 – Average salary  UAH ? (?%)
Time zone EET +2
 – Summer (DST) EEST +3
Abbreviations
 – Postal code 25000-27999
 – ISO 3166-2 UA-35
 – FIPS 10-4 UP10
 – Telephone code +380-52
 – Licence plate
Official website www.kr-admin.gov.ua
Verkhovna Rada site

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

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Geography

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

The city of Dobrovelychkivka is the geographical center of Ukraine.

History

The oblast was created as part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic on January 10, 1939.

Between 1752 and 1764, the Kirovohrad Oblast was a territory of Imperial Russia named Nova Serbia, and existed in this area with an administrative seat in Novomyrhorod.

Points of interest

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

  • Khutir Nadia
  • Saint Elizabeth fortress
  • Oblast art museum

Subdivisions

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
Bobrynetskyi Raion Бобринецький район
Bobrynets'kyi raion
Bobrynets
(City)
Dobrovelychkivskyi Raion Добровеличківський район
Dobrovelychkivs'kyi raion
Dobrovelychkivka
(Urban-type settlement)
Dolynskyi Raion Долинський район
Dolyns'kyi raion
Dolynska
(City)
Haivoronskyi Raion Гайворонський район
Haivorons'kyi raion
Haivoron
(City)
Holovanivskyi Raion Голованівський район
Holovanivs'kyi raion
Holovanivsk
(Urban-type settlement)
Kirovohradskyi Raion Кіровоградський район
Kirovohrads'kyi raion
Kirovohrad
(City)
Kompaniivskyi Raion Компаніївський район
Kompaniyivs'kyi raion
Kompaniivka
(Urban-type settlement)
Malovyskivskyi Raion Маловисківський район
Malovyskivs'kyi raion
Mala Vyska
(City)
Novhorodkivskyi Raion Новгородківський район
Novhorodkivs'kyi raion
Novhorodka
(Urban-type settlement)
Novoarkhanhelskyi Raion Новоархангельський район
Novoarkhanhel's'kyi raion
Novoarkhanhelsk
(Urban-type settlement)
Novomyrhorodskyi Raion Новомиргородський район
Novomyrhorods'kyi raion
Novomyrhorod
(City)
Novoukrainskyi Raion Новоукраїнський район
Novoukrains'kyi raion
Novoukrainka
(City)
Oleksandrivskyi Raion Олександрівський район
Oleksandrivs'kyi raion
Oleksandrivka
(Urban-type settlement)
Oleksandriyskyi Raion Олександрійський район
Oleksandriys'kyi raion
Oleksandriia
(City)
Onufriivskyi Raion Онуфріївський район
Onufriyivs'kyi raion
Onufriivka
(Urban-type settlement)
Petrivskyi Raion Петрівський район
Petrivs'kyi raion
Petrove
(Urban-type settlement)
Svitlovodskyi Raion Світловодський район
Svitlovods'kyi raion
Svitlovodsk
(City)
Ulianovskyi Raion Ульяновський район
Ul'yanovs'kyi raion
Ulianovka
(City)
Ustynivskyi Raion Устинівський район
Ustynivs'kyi raion
Ustynivka
(Urban-type settlement)
Vilshanskyi Raion Вільшанський район
Vilshans'kyi raion
Vilshanka
(Urban-type settlement)
Znamianskyi Raion Знам'янський район
Znamyans'kyi raion
Znamianka
(City)

Nomenclature

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.

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