Administrative- territorial division
Zhytomyr region was formed on September, 22, 1937. It is located in the central part of the East European plain, in the north of Right-Bank Ukraine. The region is 29,9 thousand square kilometers, which makes 4,9 % of the territory of Ukraine. Zhytomyr is the fifth largest region in Ukraine. Population of the region is 1,247,000 people (2,9 % of Ukraine’s population), where urban population – 733,000 people, rural population – 513,000 people.
The region has 23 districts (Andrushivka, Baranivka, Berdychiv, Brusyliv, Yemilchyne, Zhytomyr, Korosten, Korostyshiv, Luhyny, Liubar, Malyn, Narodychi, Novohrad- Volynskyi, Ovruch, Olevsk, Popilnia, Pulyn, Radomyshl, Romaniv, Ruzhyn, Khoroshiv, Cherniakhiv, Chudniv); 5 cities of regional subordination: (Zhytomyr, Berdychiv, Korosten, Malyn, Novohrad-Volynskyi); 6 cities of district subordination: Andrushivka, Baranivka, Korostyshiv, Olevsk, Ovruch, Radomyshl, Chudniv; 43 settlements of urban type; 1613 villages.
The region has a 280 km length border with the Republic of Belarus. There are 2 border crossings situated on the border — Maydan-Kopyshchanskyi in the Olevsk district and Vystupovychi in the Ovruch district. There there are also border crossings at railway stations in Ovruch and Korosten, and aviation one in the urban-type village Ozerne, Zhytomyr region. The region borders on Kyiv, Vinnytsya, Khmelnytskyi, Rivne regions of Ukraine.