Zaporozhye Region

Senators by region

Dmitry Rogozin Dmitry Rogozin
Member of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security
Dmitry Vorona Dmitry Vorona
Deputy Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Economic Policy


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Zaporozhye Region Zaporozhye Region


Established – 30 September 2022

Capital – Melitopol

Geography and climate

The Zaporozhye Region is located in the south of European Russia and has access to the Sea of Azov. It lies in the steppe zone, mostly in the Dnieper Lowland. Its southeast is occupied by the Azov Sea Upland, and long, narrow sand bars stretch along the Sea of Azov. The region is crisscrossed by over 100 rivers, the biggest of which is the Dnieper with a number of reservoirs. Local soils are predominantly chernozemic. The area has a temperate continental climate characterised by pronounced aridity. The coldest month is January (with an average temperature of −4.5°С), and the warmest month is July (with an average temperature of 22.5°С). The average annual precipitation is 448mm.


In accordance with the Federal Constitutional Law No. 7-FKZ, On the Accession of the Zaporozhye Region to the Russian Federation and the Establishment of a New Constituent Entity of the Russian Federation, the Zaporozhye Region, dated 4 October 2022, elections to the Legislative Assembly of the Zaporozhye Region were held in September 2023 and 40 deputies were elected, running in the single republican electoral district in proportion to the number of votes cast for lists of candidates. The term of the Legislative Assembly of the Zaporozhye Region is September 2028.

Executive power of the Zaporozhye Region is exercised by the Governor the Zaporozhye Region, its government and other legislative authorities in the region.

The Governor of the Zaporozhye Region is elected for five years by the deputies of the Legislative Assembly of the Zaporozhye Region. The term of office of the current incumbent expires in September 2028.

Economy and natural resources

The Zaporozhye Region has developed ferrous and non-ferrous metals, power, chemical, food and light industries, as well as an advanced agricultural sector. There are reserves of granites and iron and manganese ores.

The region’s flagship energy enterprises are the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant and the Zaporozhye Heat and Power Station in the city of Energodar.

Agriculture is dominated by crop farming, mostly grain production. The sunflower is the main commercial crop. The region has favourable conditions for growing vegetables, as well as melons and gourds. Poultry farming and pig farming are the leading areas in livestock breeding.