|o Governor||Oleh Syniehubov (Servant of the People)|
|o Oblast council||84 seats|
|o Chairperson||Oleksandr Bilenky|
|o Total||28,748 km2 (11,100 sq mi)|
|Area rank||Ranked 6th|
|o Rank||Ranked 12th|
|o Density||50/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||UA-53|
|o Regional cities||5|
Poltava Oblast (Ukrainian: ? ?, translit. Poltavs'ka oblast'; also referred to as Poltavshchyna - Ukrainian: ?) is an oblast (province) of central Ukraine. The administrative center of the oblast is the city of Poltava. Most of its territory is part of the historic Cossack Hetmanate (its southern regions: Poltava, Myrhorod, Lubny, and Hadiach). Population: 
Poltava Oblast is situated in the central part of Ukraine. Located on the left bank of Dnieper, Poltava region was part of the Cossack Hetmanate. It has an area of 28,800 km². The oblast borders upon Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Kirovohrad, Cherkasy and Kyiv regions.
The following historic-cultural sites were nominated for the Seven Wonders of Ukraine.
The oblast is a center of Ukraine's oil and natural gas industry, with many wells and pipelines situated here. There is a major oil refinery plant in the city of Kremenchuk. Important iron ore processing facilities also present. In general, there are 374 large industrial organization and 618 small industrial organizations.
In 1999 the gross grain yield was about 1452,9 thousand tons, sugar beets - 1002,900 tons, sunflower seeds - 166,200 tons, potatoes - 279,900 tons. The oblast also produced 120,500 tons of meat, 645,900 tons of milk and 423,200,00 eggs. At the beginning of 1999 there were 1,311 registered farms in the region.
The oblast is divided into 25 districts, 5 cities, 21 urban villages, and 1862 villages.
The following data incorporates the number of each type of administrative divisions of the Poltava Oblast':
The local administration of the oblast' is controlled by the Poltava Oblast Rada. The governor of the oblast' is the Poltava Oblast' Rada speaker, appointed by the President of Ukraine.
|Admin.center||Urban Population Only|
|Horishni Plavni||? ()||34||54,701||Horishni Plavni (town)||52,144|
|Kremenchuk||? ()||96||223,942||Kremenchuk (city)||223,942|
|Kremenchuk Raion||?||1,200||39,699||Kremenchuk (city)||N/A *|
|Lubny Raion||?||1,378||31,983||Lubny (city)||N/A *|
|Myrhorod Raion||?||1,540||32,115||Myrhorod (city)||N/A *|
|Novi Sanzhary Raion||1,300||34,620||Novi Sanzhary||8,375|
|Poltava Raion||1,259||67,095||Poltava (city)||N/A *|
|Velyka Bahachka Raion||1,000||25,145||Velyka Bahachka||8,350|
Note: Asterisks (*) Though the administrative center of the rayon is housed in the city/town that it is named after, cities do not answer to the rayon authorities only towns do; instead they are directly subordinated to the oblast government and therefore are not counted as part of rayon statistics.
Most of Ukraine's oblasts are named after their capital cities, officially referred to as "oblast centers" (Ukrainian: , translit. oblasnyi tsentr). The name of each oblast is a relative adjective, formed by adding a feminine suffix to the name of respective center city: Poltava is the center of the Poltavs'ka oblast' (Poltava Oblast). Most oblasts are also sometimes referred to in a feminine noun form, following the convention of traditional regional place names, ending with the suffix "-shchyna", as is the case with the Poltava Oblast, Poltavshchyna.