Kherson Region

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Konstantin Basyuk
Member of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security

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Kherson Region Kherson Region

PROFILE

Established – 30 September 2022

Capital – Kherson

Geography and climate

The Kherson Region is located in the south of the European part of Russia and has access to the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. It lies in the steppe zone and is divided by the lower reaches of the Dnieper River into two parts – the right bank and the left bank. About 20 rivers flow across the region, with the biggest being the Dnieper and Ingulets rivers.

The climate is temperate continental and arid. The average January temperature is −2.1°С, and the average July temperature is 25.5°С. The average annual precipitation ranges from 320mm to 400 mm. The soil is mostly brown and dark brown chernozem. Alkali soil is typical for the shore of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.

Government

In accordance with the Federal Constitutional Law No. 8-FKZ, On the Accession of the Kherson Region to the Russian Federation and the Establishment of a New Constituent Entity of the Russian Federation, the Kherson Region, dated 4 October 2022, elections to the legislative (representative) body of the Kherson Region shall be held on the second Sunday of September 2023.

For the period until the Governor of the Kherson 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 Kherson Region, the Governor of the Kherson Region

Formation of the region’s Government is entrusted to the Acting Governor of the Kherson 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 Kherson Region has an advanced processing industry and agricultural sector. High-quality winter wheat, maize, rice and sunflowers predominate in crop production. Vegetables, melons and grapes are grown on large areas of irrigated land.

The region’s livestock breeding focuses on poultry and pig farming.