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Poltava Oblast

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 (UkrainianПолта́ва) is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Poltava Oblast (province), as well as the surrounding Poltava Raion (district) of the oblast. Poltava's estimated population is 298,652 (as of 2011).


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 Kiev regions.

Points of interest

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

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



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 ofKremenchuk. 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.