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Poltava Oblast
Полтавська область
Poltavs’ka oblast’
Flag of Poltava Oblast Coat of arms of Poltava Oblast
Flag Coat of arms
Nickname: Полтавщина  (Ukrainian)
Poltavshchyna  (transliteration)
Map of Ukraine with Poltava Oblast highlighted
Location of Poltava Oblast (red) on the map of Ukraine (blue).
Administrative center Poltava
Largest cities
Governor Valeriy Asadchev (?)
Oblast council
 – Chairman  ? (?)
 – № of seats  ?
 – Raions 25
 – Cities of oblast subordinance 5
 – Cities (total) 15
 – Towns 21
 – Villages 1,831
Area  Ranked 6th
 – Total 28,748 km²
 – Land  ? km² 
 – Water  ? (?%)
Population  Ranked 12th
 – Total (2006) 1,544,085
 – Density 55 p/ km² 
 – Average salary  UAH ? (?%)
Time zone EET +2
 – Summer (DST) EEST +3
 – Postal code 36000-38999
 – ISO 3166-2 UA-53
 – FIPS 10-4 UP18
 – Telephone code +380-53
 – Licence plate
Official website www.obladmin.poltava.ua
Verkhovna Rada site

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.

Other important cities within the oblast include: Komsomolsk, Kremenchuk, Lubny and Myrhorod.



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 Kyiv regions.

Points of interest

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

  • Hohol preserve-museum
  • Kotliarevsky villa
  • Mykolaivska Church
  • Polatava ethnical museum
  • Cross-Erecting monastery


As of 2005-05-01 its population is 1,584,446, and its population density is 59 people on 1 km².



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 Krementchuk. 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:
    • Villages — 1,831;
    • Cities/Towns — 35, including:
      • Urban-type settlement — 21;
      • Cities — 15, including:
        • Cities of oblast' subordinance — 7;
        • Cities of raion subordinance — 8;
  • Selsovets — 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.

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Coordinates: 49°30′N 34°00′E / 49.5°N 34°E / 49.5; 34

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