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(165-240 km).

 

The oblast exists in present boundaries since September 22, 1937, when

the Kamyanets-Podilsky oblast was formed by the resolution of the

All-Union Central Executive Committee of the USSR. In May 1941 the

regional center was transferred to the town of Proskurov, and in January

1954 the oblast with its center were given a new name of Khmelnytsky.

 

A particular place in the historical chronicle of Podillya is held by

the ancient Kamyanets-Podilsky, one of the oldest historic towns of

Ukraine. Owing to a unique combination of the historical, architectural

inheritance and the landscape of the river Smotrytch canyon the ancient

Rus and medieval parts the town has been declared the state

historical-architectural memorial. Architectural memorials of 15th-19th

centuries include about 200 buildings and constructions. Formidable

defense fortifications of the Old Town, the fortress and its bridge, a

combination of cult buildings of various religions produce an inimitable

impression.

 

Considering the rich historical-architectural inheritance of the Old

Town the National Commission of Ukraine for matters of UNESCO in May

1994 recommended to nominate it as a candidate for the register of the

worlds cultural inheritance.

 

In the village of Medzhybizh there is the grave of Baal-Shem Tova, the

founder of the one of the major trends of Judaic faith, the Khasidism,

which is a Mecca for religious pilgrims, khasids.

 

Also of great interest are other architectural and antique monuments of

the oblast, as well as natural exotics: fortresses in the towns of

Letychiv and Khotyn, karsts grotto Atlantide, health resort Sataniv,

located in the picturesque place of ancient Medobory hills, Blue Lakes

in the woods near the town of Slavuta, the Holy Lake associated with

the ancient legend, in the woods near the town of Izyaslav, canyons of

the Dnister river that flows in the south of the oblast, and Podilsky

Tovtry the largest national natural park in Ukraine and Europe.

 

INDUSTRY

 

Mechanical engineering and metal processing hold an important place

among the brunches of industry. 44.2% of the total number of industrial

workers is occupied in this branch. The enterprises of this branch

produce workbenches, machine tools, forging and pressing machines,

transformers, farm machinery for plant growing, equipment for processing

sectors of the agro-industrial complex, cables, electrical engineering

products. The largest enterprises of the oblast include public

joint-stock companies (PJSC) Ukrelectroaparat, Kation, Advis,

Prigma-pres, Termoplastavtomat, State Enterprise Novator,

Kamyanets-Podilsky PJSC Motor, Electroprylad and cable works, PJSC

Shepetivsky cultivator works, Volochysky PJSC Nominal, machine-tool

building PJSC Hover in Horodok and others.

 

In the previous year oblasts enterprises started commercial production

of new kinds of goods. Among them are forage combine harvester Maral-125

Podillya(Advis), container and packing manufacturing machinery

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