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Kyiv Region

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l Kyiv R egion
The Kyiv Region is an administrative
region
in northern Ukraine on both
banks of the Dnieper River, formed on
the 27th of February 1932.
In the north it borders on Belarus.
Its total area is 28 100 km2.
The region is divided into 25 districts
and 24 cities.
The region centre and national capital
is Kyiv.
The region is located on the rolling
plain of the middle Dnieper Basin.
Its northern part is located in the
Polisia Lowland.
Its central and southwestern parts lie
in the Dnieper Upland.
The main river is the Dnieper and its
tributaries
are the Prypiat, Uzh, Irpin,
Desna and others.
The vegetation of the region’s central
and southern parts is of the foreststeppe
variety.
Forests cover 516 000 hectars of the
area.
The region lacks mineral resources,
but it has deposits of the building
materials, kaolin,
brown coal, and
in the southwestern
part there are
deposits of gold, peat, diamonds.
The climate is temperate-continental
and it is rather mild.
Ukrainians constitute 92.1 per cent of
the population.
The Kyiv Region is an industrial and agricultural
region.
It produces electrotechnical
equipment.
Agricultural machines, excavators,
refrigerators
and different appliances
are also produced
there.
Agriculture mostly specializes in
animal husbandry and plant growing.
Unfortunately it is not possible to use
many soils of the region after the Chernobyl
disaster.
Many famous Ukrainians were born
there.
They are the hetman I. Mazepa, the
author
of the Ukrainian anthem
P. Chubynsky,
the cosmonaut P. Popovych
and the painter K. Bilokur.

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