Ukraine Administrative Divisions
Autonomous Republic of Crimea
City of Kiev
City of Sevastopol
The system of Ukrainian subdivisions reflects the country's status as a unitary state with unified legal and administrative regimes for each unit.
Ukraine is subdivided into twenty-four oblasts and one autonomous republic, Crimea. Additionally, the cities of Kiev, the capital, and Sevastopol, both have a special legal status. The 24 oblasts and Crimea are subdivided into 490 raions (districts), or second-level administrative units. The average area of a Ukrainian raion is 1,200 square kilometres; the average population of a raion is 52,000 people.
Urban areas can either be subordinated to the state, the oblast or raion administrations, depending on their population and socio-economic importance. Lower administrative units include urban-type settlements, which are similar to rural communities, but are more urbanized, including industrial enterprises, educational facilities, and transport connections, and villages.
In total, Ukraine has 457 cities, 176 of them are labeled oblast-class, 279 smaller raion-class cities, and two special legal status cities. These are followed by 886 urban-type settlements and 28,552 villages.
Source: Wikipedia Encyclopedia