The Mykolaiv Oblast (also Nikolayev Oblast, Ukrainian Миколаївська область / Mykolajiwska oblast, Russian Николаевская область / Nikolajewkaja oblast ) is one of 25 administrative units ( oblasts of Ukraine) in the south of Ukraine with access to the Black Sea, which marks the southern boundary. It has around 1.17 million inhabitants (2014).
The oblast is crossed by the Southern Bug.
Capital of the oblast is the city located on the Southern Bug Mykolaiv.
See also: List of cities in the Mykolaiv Oblast
The Mykolaiv Oblast is administratively divided into 19 Rajone and 5 directly below the Oblastverwaltung cities. These are the cities Vosnessensk, Ochakiv, Perwomajsk, Juschnoukrajinsk as well as the eponymous administrative center of the oblast, the city of Mykolaiv.