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Cherkasy Travel Guide: 60 reviews and 106 photos

For us, this city is therefore a familiar place. With my eyes of western, I revealed to Irina the charms and the wealths of this small city.
I am going to tempt to share this look with you, while hoping that you will go, you also, one day in Cherkasy !

Geographical Information

Area - 20,900 sq. km
Population - 1,478,000

Cherkasy oblast is the youngest in Ukraine. Established in 1954, the oblast was surrounded by the borders of Vinnytsya, Kyiv, Kirovograd and Poltava oblasts. Its territory accounts for 3.5% of the total area of Ukraine. The agricultural land amounts to 1,456,000 ha, including 1,286,300 ha of ploughed fields, 139,100 ha of meadows and pastures and 30,100 ha of perennial plantations.

As of January 1, 1998, 2.9% of the Ukraine's population lived in this oblast, among them 54.9% in towns and settlements, 45.1% in rural areas.

The oblast has 20 administrative districts, 16 towns of oblast subordination, like Cherkasy, Smila, Uman, Kaniv, Vatutine and Zolotonosha, and 15 townships and 823 villages.

The oblast is located in the center of Ukraine and has an advantageous geographical position. Its territory is crossed by major highways, railways and the Dnipro river. The length of Kremenchuk water reservoir is 130 km. Its average depth is 6 m, the total flood area reaches 2,252 sq. km.

Due to favorable climatic conditions, the oblast is rich in picturesque forests and miscellaneous fauna. The Kanivsky National Park is the biggest one in the forest steppe area. It occupies 341,100 ha.

Natural Resources

The oblast possesses a wide range of minerals: nonmetallic materials, reserves for production of bricks and ceramics, claydite, decoration and cladding stone, construction and glass sands, bentonite clays, primary and secondary kaolin, cast stone materials.

There exist over 110 deposits of materials for production of bricks and tiles but not all of them are adequately explored.

The oblast has good prospects for intensive mining of decoration and cladding stone. This will involve the development of such explored deposits as: Volkivske and Voronivske gabbro deposits, Korsun-Shevchenkivske, Garbuzynske, Samhorodske and Sanzharske granite deposits. The oblast's demand in construction stone is fully met by the existing pits and quarries. The output growth will be achieved through exploration of new deposits and further development of the existing ones.

The oblast has the deposits of clays suitable for production of claydite and ceramics whose reserves are explored but not developed. The materials for production of claydite and ceramics are supplied from elsewhere. It is also possible to develop the deposits of raw materials for manufacture of glass containers.

Big cast stone reserves are located in the western part of the oblast (Oksanyno, Dobryanka, Talne). Cast stone has adequate physical chemical properties and can be used for mass production.

There is also the deposit of bentonite clays whose quality, size and the range of application are unique. The area of bentonite clays occurrence exceeds 1,000 sq. km.

Bentonite clays are used for insulation, preservation, treatment of harmful, toxic industrial wastes, for construction of nonpenetration screens and covers.

These clays are widely and profitably used in export/import deals at the world market of raw materials.

Cherkasy oblast boasts large reserves of secondary kaolin. The quality of kaolin at the Novoselytske deposit is unique. It has been developed for more than 90 years while similar Ryzhanivske deposit is being explored. Secondary kaolin is used for production of refractory products for metallurgy. They have big export potential.

The already explored bauxite deposit is situated near the town of Smila. There exist good prospects for exploring the new deposits of phosphorites, apatites, mineral paints, piezoelectric crystal materials, graphite and primary kaolin.

There are also the possibilities of exploration of primary deposits of titanium (Nosachiv and Mezhyrichya), gold, titanium and molybdenum (southeast part of the oblast), also the gravel deposits of gold, ilmenite and zirconium.

The left bank part of the oblast has big reserves of mineral water of the Myrhorodska brand. Radon water was found in the Zvenyhorod, Talne, Lysyansk and Korsun-Shevchenko districts, but it is only the radon water reserves in Zvenyhorodka district which was explored in detail and is developed now.

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