Cherkassy region is located in the central part of Ukraine in the basin of the river Dnieper. In the north it borders on Kiev region, in the east – on Poltava, in the south – on Kirovograd and west – on Vinnitsa regions.
Cherkassy region occupies 20.9 thousand square kilometers, or 3.5% of the state (18th place in Ukraine).
The region stretches from the south-west to north-east for 245 km, from north to south - 150 km. The extreme northern point lies near the village Kononivka, the southern one - near the village Kolodyste, western one - near the village Korytnia, eastern one - near the village Stetsivka. The geographical center of the region is a point near the village Zhuravko of Gorodische district.
The territory of Cherkassy region is generally flat and conditionally divided into two parts - the right bank and left bank. Most of the right bank located within the borders of upland area with the highest point, which is the absolute height of 275 m above sea level (near Monastyrysche). In adjacent part to the right bank of the Dnieper there is waterlogged Irdyn-Tyasmynska lowland and the highland - Kanev mountains. Lowland terrain is part of the left bank area along the Dnieper lowland.
The glorious Cossack past and significant historic figures of the region inspired tourist guides of Cherkassy region to create a tourist route: "Cherkassy Golden Horseshoe": Cherkassy-Chyhyryn-Kaniv-Korsun-Uman-Zvenygorodka-Kamianka-Talne. Cherkassy is aRead more...