Information about Chernivtsi (Chernovtsy), Ukraine
The city of Chernivtsi (Chernovtsy in Russian) is a region center with population of 260 ,000 people.
The city was founded in the 12th century as a customs town crossed by the trade roads to the cities of the East and Europe.
The city is crossed by the shortest road between the ports of the Black and the Baltic Seas.
The city is the capital of the Chernivtsi region.
The region is devided into 11 administrative districts. It includes 11 towns, 8 settlements and 398 villages.
The region is rich in natural resources. The towns of Lopushne, Chornoguz, Sheremetiv are rich in oil-gas deposits.
The loams from the villages of Vyzhnytsia district are used for pottery production. The region is rich in many sands. The manifestation of gold are also worth concern. The bowels of the Chernivtsi region are rich in mineral water.
The region makes now about 100% of the total Ukrainian production of oil equipment Chernivtsi Machine-Building Plant.
The agroindustrial complex of the region is the important part of the national economy production.
The basic kinds of agricultural products manufectured in the region are: cereals, sugar beet, potato and flax.
Fafourable nature-climatic conditions, economic and scientific potential of the Chernivtsi region open the broad prospects for the international cooperation. The products of machine building, forestry, wood-working prevail in the export structure.
Trade relations are kept with the countries of CIS and Baitia, Europe, Asia and America. Over 250 joint ventures with foreign investments from 30 countries of the world have been registered in the region.