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Ukrainemarker is subdivided into 24 oblasts (provinces), one autonomous republic, and two "cities with special status".

Overview

The system of Ukrainian subdivisions reflects country's status as a unitary state (as stated in the country's constitution) with unified legal and administrative regime for each unit. However, experts agree that the wide autonomy of Crimeamarker, the cultural and historical differences between regions, combined with lack of clarity in separation of powers between the levels of government diminish the formal unity of Ukraine significantly. This has the effect of slowing integration and causing local underdevelopment. The issue of administrative reform are routinely brought up and several projects were proposed but failed to get significant traction. Some of the proposed steps include the integration of a few small oblasts, the broadening of oblast and city authority, clarifying the authority and eliminating the competition between the locally elected and centrally appointed bodies.

For an understanding of the cultural and socioeconomic differences within the country, a knowledge of the Ukrainian historical regions is as crucial as studying its administrative structure.

General scheme of administrative subdivision

Those three types of national-level units are further subdivided into raions (districts). Urban-type settlements are subordinated to either the oblast, or raion, depending on their population and socio-economic importance (see also: List of cities in Ukraine). The raions (districts) are a constituent part of oblasts, but also of large urban settlements (i.e. cities and megacities). The typical misto may be considered to be a city, not a town (compare to City status in the United Kingdom). However, the city's subordination to either oblast or raion should be taken into account, especially in the political sense. There are also a few lowest-level administrative units, which may be generally called villages ( ).

Names of Ukraine's administrative units
Ukrainian Romanized¹ English widespread English recommended (formal use) English recommended (informal use)
автономна республіка avtonomna respublika (autonomous) republic, autonomy autonomous republic autonomy
область oblast' region², province oblast province
район raion district, region³, area raion district
містo misto city misto city
містo зі спеціальним статусом misto zi spetsial'nym statusom municipality municipality municipality, city
містo областного значення misto оblastnoho znachennia city of oblast subordinance misto оblastnoho znachennia city of oblast subordinance
містo районного значення misto raionnoho znachennia city of raion subordinance misto raionnoho znachennia city of raion subordinance
селище міського типу selysche mis'koho typu town, urban-type settlement selysche mis'koho typu town, urban-type settlement
сільський населений пункт sel'skyi naselenyi punkt village, rural-type settlement selo village, rural-type settlement
селище selysche village selysche village
село selo village selo village


Notes
  1. Romanized using Ukrainian National standard. Details at Romanization of Ukrainian.
  2. Province is more precise because region may also refer to supranational geographic entity.
  3. Region is ambiguous since it usually refers to larger national-level units; area is inaccurate.


Oblasts

Most of Ukraine's oblasts (provinces) are named after their capital cities, officially called "centers" (Ukrainian singular: обласний центр, oblasnyi tsentr). The name of each oblast is a relative adjective, formed by adding a feminine suffix to the name of respective center city. E.g. Poltava is a center of Poltavs'ka oblast' (Poltava Oblast).

Most of them are also sometimes referred to in a feminine noun form, following the convention of traditional regional place names, ending with the suffix "-shchyna". E.g. Poltava Oblast is also called Poltavshchyna.

Exceptions to this rule include:

  • Two oblasts, Volyn and Zakarpattia, which retain the names of their respective historical regions, Volyn' (Volhynia) and Zakarpattia (Transcarpathia), whose respective capitals are Lutskmarker and Uzhhorodmarker.


  • Kievmarker, which is a municipality independent of the surrounding Kiev Oblastmarker, but also the center of that oblast (administrative bodies of the oblast are situated inside the city).


An oblast center in Ukrainemarker is usually the largest and most developed city in given province.

See also List of etymologies of country subdivision names: "Ukraine".





List of Ukraine's oblasts
Oblast Ukrainian Traditional Centre city
Cherkasy Oblast Черкаська область

Cherkas'ka oblast'
Черкащина

Cherkashchyna
Cherkasymarker
Chernihiv Oblast Чернігівська область

Chernihivs'ka oblast'
Чернігівщина

Chernihivshchyna
Chernihivmarker
Chernivtsi Oblast Чернівецька область

Chernivets'ka oblast'
Чернівеччина

Chernivechchyna or Буковина

Bukovyna
Chernivtsimarker
Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Дніпропетровська область

Dnipropetrovs'ka oblast'
Дніпропетровщина

Dnipropetrovshchyna
Dnipropetrovskmarker
Donetsk Oblast Донецька область

Donets'ka oblast'
Донеччина

Donechchyna
Donetskmarker
Ivano-Frankivsk Oblastmarker Івано-Франківська область

Ivano-Frankivs'ka oblast'
Івано-Франківщина

Ivano-Frankivshchyna
Ivano-Frankivskmarker
Kharkiv Oblast Харківська область

Kharkivs'ka oblast'
Харківщина

Kharkivshchyna,

or Слобожанщина

Slobozhanshchyna
Kharkivmarker
Kherson Oblastmarker Херсонська область

Khersons'ka oblast'
Херсонщина

Khersonshchyna
Khersonmarker
Khmelnytskyi Oblast Хмельницька область

Khmel'nyts'ka oblast'
Хмельниччина

Khmel'nychchyna
Khmelnytskyimarker
Kiev Oblastmarker Київська область

Kyivs'ka oblast'
Київщина

Kyivshchyna
Kievmarker
Kirovohrad Oblast Кіровоградська область

Kirovohrads'ka oblast'
Кіровоградщина

Kirovohradshchyna
Kirovohradmarker
Luhansk Oblast Луганська область

Luhans'ka oblast'
Луганщина or Лугань

Luhanshchyna; Lugan'
Luhanskmarker
Lviv Oblastmarker Львівська область

L'vivs'ka oblast'
Львівщина

L'vivshchyna
Lvivmarker
Mykolaiv Oblast Миколаївська область

Mykolaivs'ka oblast'
Миколаївщина

Mykolaivshchyna
Mykolaivmarker
Odessa Oblastmarker Одеська область

Odes'ka oblast'
Одещина

Odeshchyna
Odessamarker
Poltava Oblastmarker Полтавська область

Poltavs'ka oblast'
Полтавщина

Poltavshchyna
Poltavamarker
Rivne Oblast Рівненська область

Rivnens'ka oblast'
Рівненщина

Rivnenshchyna
Rivnemarker
Sumy Oblastmarker Сумська область

Sums'ka oblast'
Сумщина

Sumshchyna
Sumymarker
Ternopil Oblastmarker Тернопільська область

Ternopil's'ka oblast'
Тернопільщина

Ternopil'shchyna
Ternopilmarker
Vinnytsia Oblast Вінницька область

Vinnyts'ka oblast'
Вінниччина

Vinnychchyna
Vinnytsiamarker
Volyn Oblast or

Volhynia Oblast
Волинська область

Volyns'ka oblast'
Волинь

Volyn'
Lutskmarker
Zakarpattia Oblast or

Transcarpathian Oblast
Закарпатська область

Zakarpats'ka oblast'
Закарпаттіа

Zakarpattia
Uzhhorodmarker
Zaporizhia Oblast Запорізька область

Zaporiz'ka oblast'
Запоріжжя

Zaporizhzhia
Zaporizhzhiamarker
Zhytomyr Oblast Житомирська область

Zhytomyrs'ka oblast'
Житомирщина

Zhytomyrshchyna
Zhytomyrmarker


Autonomous Republic of Crimea

The Autonomous Republic of Crimeamarker ( , ), formerly Crimea Oblast of the Ukrainian SSR, is geographically the main part of Crimean peninsulamarker in the south of Ukrainemarker. Its capital is Simferopolmarker.

Municipalities

Municipalities, (i.e. cities with special status, subordinated to Ukraine's central government) include Kievmarker (the capital of the country) and Sevastopolmarker. They retain their status from the administrative subdivision of Ukrainian SSR. The exact legal status of each city is determined by special laws.

Settlements by Status
Status [84692] Status

>(in Ukrainian)
Total Number

>(as of 2006)
misto / city місто 457
  municipality місто зі спеціальним статусом 2
  misto оblastnoho znachennia місто областного значення 176
  misto raionnoho znachennia місто районного значення 279
selysche miskoho typu / town селище міського типу 886
selo / village сільський населений пункт 28,552
  selysche селище 1,364
  selo село 27,188


Raions

Raions are small territorial units of subdivision of Ukraine. There are 490 raions in 24 oblasts and Crimea autonomous republic of Ukraine. An average area of Ukrainian raion is 1,200 km²., an average population of raions is 52,000 people.

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