Oblasts of Ukraine

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An oblast, in English referred to as a region, refers to one of Ukraine's 24 primary administrative units.wikipedia
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Administrative divisions of Ukraine

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An oblast, in English referred to as a region, refers to one of Ukraine's 24 primary administrative units.
On the first level there are 27 regions: 24 oblasts, one autonomous republic, and two "cities with special status".

Ukraine

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An oblast, in English referred to as a region, refers to one of Ukraine's 24 primary administrative units.
Russian was within weeks declared as a regional language in several southern and eastern oblasts (provinces) and cities.

2014 Ukrainian local elections

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They also have considerable budgets managed by an oblast council made up of people's deputies (representatives) voted into office in regional elections every 4 years, the last of which took place in 2014.
Overall, mayoral elections occurred in 43 cities, 27 settlements, and 200 villages, in addition to 2 city council and 3 village council elections, throughout 14 of Ukraine's 24 oblasts, and were also scheduled to take place in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

Lviv Oblast

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In 1959, Drohobych Oblast was merged with Lviv Oblast.
In Ukraine today, there are three provinces (oblasts) that formed the eastern part of the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria.

Oblast

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In Ukraine the term Oblast denotes a primary administrative division.

Decommunization in Ukraine

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Until 21 November 2015, municipal governments had the authority to implement this; if they failed to do so, the provincial authorities had until 21 May 2016 to change the names.

Vinnytsia Oblast

VinnytsiaVinnytsia regionVinnitsa region
The first oblasts were Vinnytsia Oblast, Kiev Oblast, Odessa Oblast, Kharkiv Oblast, and Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.

Kiev Oblast

Kyiv OblastKievKyiv Region
The first oblasts were Vinnytsia Oblast, Kiev Oblast, Odessa Oblast, Kharkiv Oblast, and Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.

Kharkiv Oblast

KharkivKharkiv regionKharkov Oblast
The first oblasts were Vinnytsia Oblast, Kiev Oblast, Odessa Oblast, Kharkiv Oblast, and Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.

Chernihiv Oblast

ChernihivChernigov OblastChernihiv region
Soon after that in the summer of 1932 Donetsk Oblast was formed out of eastern parts of Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts; in the fall of 1932 Chernihiv Oblast was formed on the border of Kiev and Kharkiv oblasts.

Donetsk Oblast

DonetskDonetsk regionDonetsk Province
Soon after that in the summer of 1932 Donetsk Oblast was formed out of eastern parts of Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts; in the fall of 1932 Chernihiv Oblast was formed on the border of Kiev and Kharkiv oblasts. Just before the World War II, the Donetsk Oblast was split into Stalino Oblast and Voroshylovhrad Oblast and the Kirovohrad Oblast was created out of portions of Kiev, Mykolaiv and Odessa oblasts. Each region generally consists of about one to two million of people, ranging anywhere from as low as 904,000 in Chernivtsi Oblast to 4.4 million in the eastern oblast of Donetsk.

Odessa Oblast

OdessaOdesa OblastOdessa region
The first oblasts were Vinnytsia Oblast, Kiev Oblast, Odessa Oblast, Kharkiv Oblast, and Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. In 1954, the Crimean Oblast was transferred from the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic to the Ukrainian SSR; parts of the surrounding oblasts were incorporated into the Cherkasy Oblast, while Izmail Oblast was absorbed by Odessa Oblast.

Zhytomyr Oblast

ZhytomyrZhytomyr regionZhitomir Oblast
Upon liquidation of the okrugs in 1937-38 Kiev, Vinnytsia, Odessa, and Kharkiv oblasts were each split into four additional oblasts (Zhytomyr Oblast, Kamianets-Podilsky Oblast (later – Khmelnytskyi), Mykolaiv Oblast, Poltava Oblast).

Khmelnytskyi Oblast

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Upon liquidation of the okrugs in 1937-38 Kiev, Vinnytsia, Odessa, and Kharkiv oblasts were each split into four additional oblasts (Zhytomyr Oblast, Kamianets-Podilsky Oblast (later – Khmelnytskyi), Mykolaiv Oblast, Poltava Oblast).

Poltava Oblast

PoltavaPoltava regionPoltava district
Upon liquidation of the okrugs in 1937-38 Kiev, Vinnytsia, Odessa, and Kharkiv oblasts were each split into four additional oblasts (Zhytomyr Oblast, Kamianets-Podilsky Oblast (later – Khmelnytskyi), Mykolaiv Oblast, Poltava Oblast).

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

DnipropetrovskDnipropetrovsk regionDnepropetrovsk Oblast
The first oblasts were Vinnytsia Oblast, Kiev Oblast, Odessa Oblast, Kharkiv Oblast, and Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.

Mykolaiv Oblast

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Upon liquidation of the okrugs in 1937-38 Kiev, Vinnytsia, Odessa, and Kharkiv oblasts were each split into four additional oblasts (Zhytomyr Oblast, Kamianets-Podilsky Oblast (later – Khmelnytskyi), Mykolaiv Oblast, Poltava Oblast).

Kirovohrad Oblast

KirovohradKirovograd OblastKirovohrad region
Just before the World War II, the Donetsk Oblast was split into Stalino Oblast and Voroshylovhrad Oblast and the Kirovohrad Oblast was created out of portions of Kiev, Mykolaiv and Odessa oblasts.

Luhansk Oblast

LuhanskLuhansk regionVoroshylovhrad Oblast
Just before the World War II, the Donetsk Oblast was split into Stalino Oblast and Voroshylovhrad Oblast and the Kirovohrad Oblast was created out of portions of Kiev, Mykolaiv and Odessa oblasts.

Western Ukraine

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During World War II Ukraine added eight additional oblasts of the West Ukraine and Bessarabia.
During elections voters of Western oblasts (provinces) vote mostly for parties (Our Ukraine, Batkivshchyna) and presidential candidates (Viktor Yuschenko, Yulia Tymoshenko) with a pro-Western and state reform platform.

Ternopil

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The city is the administrative center of Ternopil Oblast (region), as well as of the surrounding Ternopil Raion (district) within the oblast.

Zakarpattia Oblast

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With the re-establishing of the Soviet power in the state after the war, the administrative division by oblast was resumed adding one more oblast—Zakarpattia.

Cherkasy Oblast

CherkasyCherkasy regionCherkassy Oblast
In 1954, the Crimean Oblast was transferred from the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic to the Ukrainian SSR; parts of the surrounding oblasts were incorporated into the Cherkasy Oblast, while Izmail Oblast was absorbed by Odessa Oblast.

Chernivtsi Oblast

ChernivtsiChernivtsi regionChernivetska Oblast
Each region generally consists of about one to two million of people, ranging anywhere from as low as 904,000 in Chernivtsi Oblast to 4.4 million in the eastern oblast of Donetsk.