ban population presented by 1534800
inhabitants, rural – 470000. The level of regional urbanization is
76,6%, which is higher than Ukrainian average level. More than 42,0% of
the region population (847800 inhabitants) lives in Zaporizhzhya city, a
significant industrial center that takes an important part in social and
economic development of the region.
Zaporizhzhya region has a developed transport system.
Motorways (total length – 6683 km) connect all urban and rural
settlements. Through the region run a number of strategic routes: Odesa
- Melitopol - Novoazovs’k, Kharkiv - Simferopol - Sevastopol, Borispil -
Dnipropetrovs’k - Zaporizhzhya.
The major regional industrial centers have railway links with other
parts of Ukraine, CIS and European countries.
The large part of cargo and passenger transportation is possessed by
motor and railway transport. The number of agencies providing
international auto transportations is constantly increasing.
A large navigable artery – the Dnipro river, which flows from the north
to the south, plays an important role in the Zaporizhzhya transportation
The significant part of freight flow in the region passes through
Zaporizhzhya River Cargo Port, which specializes in processing of
industrial, including metallurgical, cargos.
Berdians’k seaport (on the Azov Sea) is a marine gate to Zaporizhzhya
region. Terminals and other portal equipment allow to receive and store
all kinds of cargoes (except liquids) and to serve all types of ships
including river and ocean ones. The cargo can be delivered by the
railway from the port to any region of Ukraine.
An important role in the regional transport system is played by
Zaporizhzhya regional international airport, which takes one of the
leading places in Ukraine by the passenger turnover. Zaporizhzhya
airport is one of few profitable airports and constantly increases its
service range. Berdians’k international airport is included into the
structure of the state enterprise «The Airport of Zaporizhzhya».
Such companies as «Lufthansa», «Austrian Airline Group» and «Eurowings»
opened their branches in Zaporizhzhya region.
All kinds of communication are developed in the region. Zaporizhzhya has
wide telephone network. Mobile and paging systems are developing
actively. The digital telephone station was implemented in Zaporizhzhya.
Internet is available in online mode. There are several powerful e-mail
The region takes the first place by the number of telephone numbers
(25,8 per 100 inhabitants) in Ukraine.
THE HISTORY OF THE REGION
Nowhere else over Ukraine, except Zaporizhzhya region, you can find such
traditions which are based on the famous history of the region.
Favorable climate and geographical situation of Zaporizhzhya attracted
men from the immemorial times. The oldest settlements of the primitive
people in a Dnipro river valley are dated back to the middle Paleolithic
period (100-40 thousand years ago). During many centuries this territory
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