Khmelnytskyi Oblast is the region located in western part of Ukraine. The area of the oblast is 20, 6 thousand sq. km. The population is 1, 361 mln people. The region was founded in 1954, it was named Kamenets-Podolsky before and the name of the administrative center was Kamenets-Podolsky relatively. The region is divided into 20 districts, 13 towns and more than 1 thousand villages. The largest towns are Kamenets-Podolsky, Shepetovka, Slavuta and Neteshin. The biggest city of the oblast and the administrative center of it Khnelnitsky was mentioned in 1493 at first and it was named Proskurov at that time, it has become a city in 1795 and only in 1954 it has got its name.
Podolskaya Elevation occupies the large part of the territory where three rivers cross; these rivers are the Dnieper, the South Bug and the Dniester. The climate is moderately continental with mild winter and warm damp summer.
Ukrainians are the most numerous ethnic group in Khmelnitsky oblast – 90%. Other nationalities are Russians – 6%, Jews, Armenians and others.
The main cities of interest are the historical-cultural park in the town Kamenets-Podolsky which is one of the most ancient towns in the region, the old part of this town is the state historical-architectural preserve. The most important heritage is the historical center where you can barely find the buildings of the XX century. You should also visit the ancient Turkish minaret, Town Hall, Armenian Nikolaevskaya Church and many others. The very centre of Kamenets-Podolsky is situated on the peninsula where you can get from the Old City going across the bridge. State historical-cultural preserves Samchyky and Medjubizh will be also interesting for the lovers of nature.
Khmelnytskyi Oblast is not a popular tourist place about which you can here advice from your friends who have travelled to Ukraine. But if you have a chance, visit this region and you won't regret.