Oblasts of Ukraine
An oblast (Ukrainian: область), in English referred to as a region, refers to one of Ukraine's 24 primary administrative units. Ukraine is a unitary state, thus the regions do not have much legal scope of competence other than that which is established in the Ukrainian Constitution and by law. Articles 140–146 of Chapter XI of the constitution deal directly with local authorities and their competency.
|Oblasts of Ukraine|
|Category||Subdivision of a unitary state|
|Number||24 (as of 1991)|
|Populations||904,374 (Chernivtsi) – 4,165,901 (Donetsk)|
|Areas||8,100 km2 (3,126 sq mi) (Chernivtsi) – 33,300 km2 (12,860 sq mi) (Odessa)|