Mykolaiv Oblast

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).

In the West, Mykolaiv Oblast borders the Odessa Oblast and Kirovohrad Oblast to the north. In the northeast of the oblast is the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, in the southeast, the Kherson Oblast.

The oblast is crossed by the Southern Bug.

Largest cities

Capital of the oblast is the city located on the Southern Bug Mykolaiv.

See also: List of cities in the Mykolaiv Oblast

Administrative subdivision

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.

Rajone Mykolaiv Oblast, with their administrative centers