Investment potential
Area 28,700.00
Population 1,400,000.00
CPI 107.40
GRDP 2,342.00
RIA 1.28%
Energy supplyNo data

Poltava Oblast is located in the central part of Ukraine. The administrative centre of the region is Poltava city.
Located on the left bank of the Dnipro, Poltava was part of the Cossack Hetmanship. It has an area of ​​28,800 sq. km. The region borders Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Kirovohrad, Cherkasy and Kyiv regions. Poltava Oblast is located 341 km from Kyiv, 175 km from Kharkiv Airport and 585 km from Odesa Seaport. It has Poltava International Airport and the Kremenchuk River Port.
Poltava Region is administratively divided into 4 districts, 15 cities, 21 urban-type settlements, and 1806 villages.
The region is the centre of Ukraine’s oil and gas industry, and many wells and pipelines are located here. A large oil refinery is located in the city of Kremenchuk. There are also important iron ore processing facilities.
Regional GDP was 7.2 billion USD (4.71% of Ukraine’s GDP), FDI stock was 2461 million USD (main foreign investors are JTI, SigmaBleyzer, Danone, Pioneer, Dupont, JKX, Regal Petroleum) export was 2.3 billion USD (5% of Ukraine’s export).
Industry specialization: food (dairy), machine building (machines and equipment), automobile (spare parts), agriculture, chemical products, pharmaceutical (microelements), metalworking.
Natural resources of the region: oil and gas, granite, iron ores.
There are 13 universities and 5 technical schools in the region. The leading universities are the Poltava National Technical University, the Kremenchuk National University named after Mykhailo Ostrogradsky and the Poltava State Agrarian Academy.
The unemployment rate in the region was 12.5% (average in Ukraine 9.9%) and the average salary was 422 USD (average in Ukraine 430 USD).

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