Zaporozhye Region

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Dmitry Vorona
Member of the Federation Council Committee on Economic Policy

Information

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Zaporozhye Region Zaporozhye Region

PROFILE

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, on which a number of reservoirs have been built. 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.

Government

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 (representative) body of the Zaporozhye Region shall be held on the second Sunday of September 2023.

For the period until the Governor of the Zaporozhye Region, who is to be elected in accordance with the laws of the Russian Federation, assumes his office, the President of the Russian Federation has appointed the interim acting highest official of the Zaporozhye Region, the Governor of the Zaporozhye Region

Formation of the region’s Government is entrusted to the Acting Governor of the Zaporozhye Region. Until the election of the regional legislative (representative) body, in case the legislation of the Russian Federation provides for the adoption of a law of a subject of the Russian Federation, the normative legal regulation in the region may be carried out by normative legal acts of the Acting Governor.

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.