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A brief reference concerning the Volyn region

(the main indicators of socio-economic development as of 01.10.2021)

 

Regional center – the Lutsk city

 

General information about the region:

 The area is 20 144 sq. km, 3,3% of the territory of Ukraine

 Distance from Lutsk to Kyiv:

  • by railway – 469 km;
  • by highways – 398 km.

Geographic data:

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On the territory of the region there are:

  • 267 lakes, out of which the Svitiaz lake – the largest one in Ukraine with an area of ​​2750 hectares,
  • 137 rivers, the largest of which are:
    • the Western Bug: on the border with the Lviv region 30 km long, on the border with the Republic of Poland – 220 km;
    • Luha – 89,1 km long on the territory of the region;
    • Prypiat – 172 km long on the territory of the region;
    • Stokhid – 191 km long on the territory of the region;
    • Turiia – 188 km long on the territory of the region;
    • Styr – 203 km long on the territory of the region.

The region is located in Polissya and forest-steppe natural-geographical zones.

The total area of forests is 687.2 thousand hectares (34.1 of the region area)

Territories of the nature reserve fund - 397 (with a total area of 235 948,47 hectares)

Wetlands - 116,66 hectares (5,8% of the region total area)

Borders:

It borders with the Rivne region on the east, with the Lviv region on the south, with the Brest region of the Republic of Belarus on the north, and with the Lublin Voivodeship of the Republic of Poland on the west.

On the territory of the region is the state border with a length of 442,76 km, including the borders:

  • with the Republic of Poland with a length of 228.04 km;
  • with the Republic of Belarus 214.72 km long.

There are 12 border crossing points:

  • 5 international border crossing points for road transport:
    • Ustilug
    • Yagodyn
    • Domanovo
    • Dolsk
    • Pulemets
  • 3 international border crossing points for railway connections:
    • Volodymyr-Volynskyi (Izov)
    • Yagodyn
    • Zabolottia
  • 1 interstate border crossing point for road transport:
    • Pishcha
  • 3 local border crossing points:
    • Guta
    • Samary
    • Tur 

Administrative-territorial units:

  • Number of districts - 4:
    • Volodymyr-Volynskyi
    • Kamin-Kashirskyі
    • Kovel
    • Lutsk
  • Number of rural settlements - 1087
    • Number of cities - 11
    • Number of urban settlements - 22
    • Number of rural settlements - 1054
  • Number of territorial communities – 54

Local state administrations:

  • Volyn Regional State Administration
    • Head - Yuriy Mykhailovych Pohulyayko (since December 03.12.2019)
    • The number of staff - 86, the actual - 76 (10 vacancies)
  • District State Administration - 4 

Local councils:

  • Volyn Regional Council
    • Head -  Hryhoriy Viktorovych Nedopad
    • Number of deputies of the regional council - 64 (actual - 64)
    • The number of employees of the executive staff of the council - 53, the actual - 51
  • City councils - 11
  • District councils - 4

Population (as of 01.09.2021):

1024,6 thousand people, 2.5% of the population of Ukraine

including:

  • urban - 535,3 thousand people, 52.3%
  • rural - 489,3 thousand people, 47.7%

216.7 thousand people live in the regional center

Population density per 1 sq.km 51.4 people

Employment (01.09.2021):

Average number of full-time employees:

  • in all spheres of economic activity - 147 052 people:
    • industry - 35 128 people, 23.80%
    • agriculture, forestry and fisheries - 9 387 persons, 6.4%
    • construction - 4 172 people, 2.8%
    • wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles - 20 244 people, 13.8%
    • education - 29 558 people, 20.1%
    • health care and social assistance - 19 195 people, 13.1%

Industrial complex (January-August 2021):

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Industrial production (works, services) output volume excluding VAT and excise duty amounted to 26 300,2 million UAH which is 1,2 % of Ukraine’s total industrial production output volume.

The structure of sold industrial products by main types of activity for January-August 2021as a percentage of total regional output volume:

  1. Mining industry and quarries development - 0.2% 
  2. Manufacturing - 82.7%, of which:
    • production of food, beverages and tobacco - 24.3%
    • manufacture of wood products, paper production and printing - 23.9%
    • mechanical engineering, except repair and installation of machinery and equipment - 12.8%
    • production of rubber and plastic products, other non-metallic mineral products - 5.7%
    • metallurgical production, production of finished metal products, except machinery and equipment - 1.9%
    • textile production, production of clothing, leather, leather products and other materials - 2.6%
    • production of chemicals and chemical products - 1.4%
  3. Supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning - 16.0%
  4. Water supply; sewerage, waste management - 1.1%.

Agriculture:

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About 1,000 agro-based enterprises, 700 of which are farms, and about 147 thousand household plots, are engaged in the production of agricultural products.

Over the first 9 months of 2021, the share of the region in the production of agricultural products in the country amounted to 2.8%. The index of agricultural production in September 2021 stood at 99.1% (100% in agro-based enterprises, 98.2% in household plots), as compared to the corresponding period of 2020.

For the period of January-September 2021, farms of all forms of ownership produced more than UAH12.1 billion worth of agricultural products.

The main areas of crop production include cultivation of grain and industrial (nonfood) crops, sugar beets, potatoes, vegetable crops, fruit and berries.

The figures of collected crops in the region as at 1 October 2021 are as follows:

  • 1,046.4 thousand tons of cereals and legumes (39.1 hundred kilograms per hectare yield)
  • 5 thousand tons of sugar beets (521.4 hundred kilograms per hectare yield)
  • 1,207.7 thousand tons of potatoes (149.2 hundred kilograms per hectare yield)
  • 4 thousand tons of vegetable crops.

The main areas of animal husbandry include milk and meat production. 120.7 thousand heads of cattle, including 75.8 thousand cows, 255 thousand pigs, and 8,829.5 thousand poultry, are kept in all categories of farms as at 1 October 2021.

The number of meat-producing livestock in the region makes 18% of the national livestock. 21% of the total amount of cows in the country is kept in the region, as well. Milk production for the period of January-September 2021 has increased by 3.7%. 

Small business and its support infrastructure (as 01.01.2021):

 

The number of small enterprises per 10,000 persons: 59.

The number of individual business enterprises: 41,711.

The share of small business in the total output volume of the region (excluding VAT and excise duty): 19,1%.

The number of financial lending institutions (credit unions): 32.

Transport complex:

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Public transport network:

Operating length:

- railway tracks - 597 km (main tracks)

- trolleybus lines (in single-track calculation) - 109.2 km

- highways of state and local significance - 6191.3 km

- including with a hard covering - 5798,8 km

The share of paved roads - 93.7%

Number of bridges

- automobile - 388 units.

- railway - 134 units.

Trade:

Retail trade turnover in January-August 2021 - 16,8 billion UAH

The structure of retail trade for January-June 2021:

  • non-food items: 60.2 %;
  • foodstuff: 39.8%.

Socio-cultural sphere:

Healthcare (01.10.2021): 

  • Number of health care facilities - 74, including:
    • regional - 20,
    • district - 46,
    • urban - 8.
  •  Number of facilities with hospital beds - 36.
  •  Number of hospital beds - 6 458 (63.03 per 10,000 population).
  •  Number of doctors - 3 414 (33.32 per 10 thousand population)
  •  Number of primary care facilities (with a subordinate network) - 21:
    • outpatient clinics of general practice-family medicine - 166 (in rural areas - 110, in urban areas - 56);
    • medical and obstetric points - 199;
    • specialized and highly specialized medical care - 45;
    • center of emergency medical care and medicine of catastrophes - 1.
  • Number of support institutions - 7.
  • Number of concluded declarations with family doctors - 882 188 (88,87% of the total permanent population), including: adult population - 660 333 (83.8%), children - 221 855 (93.8%).
  • Number of facilities that have concluded agreements with the National Health Service of Ukraine - 80 (including 5 private facilities and 11 IEs).
  • Number of concluded agreements - 132 for 405 groups of services.
  • Emergency care network:
    • The total number of location sites: 46, therefrom the number of departments: 16, the number of stations: 30.
      The total number of ambulance service teams: 72, therefrom the number of doctor teams: 14, therefrom the number of paramedical teams: 58.
  • Education

 

Educational institutions

01.07.2021

01.10.2021

Number of higher education institutions of III-IV levels of accreditation, units / students in them

9/16 979 9/17 370

Number of higher education institutions of I-II levels of accreditation, units / students in them

18/9 046 18/8 935

Number of vocational education institutions, units / students in them

18/7 942 18/8 224

Number of full-time general secondary education institutions, units * / students in them

594/143 432 560/144 931

Number of permanent preschool institutions, units / children in them

488/38 640 484/33 456

Number of inclusive resource centers, units / children in them

25/4 479 26/4 434

* - incl.  4 private school

   

 Culture:

  • Regional academic theaters - 2 (musical-dramatic and puppet theater)
  • Regional Philharmonic - 1
  • Regional scientific and methodical center of culture - 1
  • Schools of aesthetic education - 37 (26 music, 3 art, 8 art schools)
  • Higher art educational institutions of I-II levels of accreditation - 1
  • Club-type cultural institutions - 674
  • Libraries - 535
  • Museums - 106: state museums - 17, museums on a voluntary basis - 89
  • State Historical and Cultural Reserve in Lutsk
  • State Historical and Cultural Reserve "Starodavnyi Volodymyr" in Volodymyr-Volynskyi
  • Parks of culture and rest - 3
  • Zoo - 1
  • Cinemas - 8