(, translit. Sums’ka oblast’
; also referred to as Sumshchyna
- ) is an oblast
(province) in the northeastern part of Ukraine
. The administrative center
of the oblast is the city of Sumy
Other important cities within the oblast include Konotop
, and Shostka
As of 2004-05-01, the population is 1,255,866, which includes 886,100 city/town-dwellers, and 483,700 villagers.
The Sumy Oblast is situated in the northeastern part of Ukraine. The area of the oblast' (23,800 km²), comprises about 3,95% of the total area of the country.
The obalst' borders the Bryansk Oblast
) on the northeast, the Kursk Oblast
(Russia) on the east, the Poltava
on the southwest, the Kharkiv Oblasts
on the south, and the Chernihiv Oblast
on the west.
Points of interest
The following historic-cultural sited were nominated for the Seven Wonders of Ukraine
The Sumy Oblast was established on December 10, 1939. Today it comprises 18 raions
(districts), 15 cities, 7 city municipalities, 20 Urban-type settlements
, 384 village councils, and 1500 villages.
The following data incorporates the number of each type of administrative divisions of the Sumy Oblast:
- Administrative Center - 1 (Sumy)
- Raions — 18;
- City raions — 2;
- Settlements — 1526, including:
- Villages — 1491;
- Cities/Towns — 35, including:
- Urban-type settlement — 20;
- Cities — 15,......