Zaporizhzhya is the history by itself. Only here you may be imbued by
the spirit of irrepressible Dnipro river, sweet air of Cossack’s liberty
and respect to the giant oak’s strength. This land awarded heroes, whose
deeds were described in songs and legends.
Zaporizhzhya has never been outside of the Ukrainian history. From the
time beginning it has been standing on the legendary trade way «from
Varangians to Greeks» that greatly influenced over the formation of
truly internationalism, welcome and warmth of its people.
We are happy to present our region, not only as an original historical
pearl of Ukraine and cradle of the first democratic republic in the
world formed by Zaporizhzhya Cossacks, but also as a one of the main
Ukrainian centers of economic, technology and intellectual potential
Today Zaporizhzhya is a region of inexhaustible human, economic and
scientific potential. We believe that our region will continue to be one
of the sources of the further development of the young independent
GEOGRAPHICAL POSITION AND POPULATION
Zaporizhzhya region has favorable economic and geographical situation.
It is situated in the south-east of Ukraine. It’s neighbors are Kherson,
Dnipropetrovs’k and Donets’k regions. The southern borders of the region
are washed by the Azov Sea with its coastline of more than 300 km.
The area of Zaporizhzhya region is 27,200 sq. km, i.e. 4.5% of the
Ukrainian territory. It stretches for 208 km. from the north to the
south and 235 km. from the east to the west. The distance from
Zaporizhzhya to the capital of Ukraine Kyiv-city is 715 km by railway
and 618 km by motorways.
Zaporizhzhya region is conditionally separated by three natural and
agricultural areas: steppe area (50,8%), droughty steppe area (34,8%)
and dry steppe area (14.4%).
Climate conditions of Zaporizhzhya region are favorable for growing of
practically all kinds of agricultural cultures and let to get great
The climate is moderate-continental and is characterized by the clear
defined droughty. The average annual temperatures are: summer +22°C,
winter -4,5°C. The average number of sunny days is 225; the average
annual precipitation level is 448 mm. Such climatic conditions are
favourable for the development of agriculture, health resorts and
The region is mostly plain. The soils are predominantly fertile «black
earth» varieties. Natural resources are rich and varied. Rich sources of
iron and manganese ores, granites are concentrated in the region. The
share of the region in total Ukrainian stocks of mineral raw materials
is: pegmatite – 88,06%, apatite – 63,42%, manganese ore – 69,1%,
secondary kaolin – 22,9%, fireclay – 8,6%.
Through the territory of the region flow 109 rivers, including important
Ukrainian transport artery the Dniprо river which is third biggest river
in Europe. The Dnipro river and a number of its reservoirs supply the
industry with water.
The population of the region is 2004800 inhabitants, i.e. 4,0% of the
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