Donetsk region was created on July 17,
The region is situated in the South West part of Ukraine. Its
territory equals to 26,515 thousand square kilometers, i.e. 4,4 % of the total territory of
Donetsk region is the most densely populated region of Ukraine.
Over 10 % of the entire population of the country lives here. The region is an industrial center
of Donbas, urban population prevailing. Besides, it is a multinational
region — representatives of more than 120 nations live in the area: Ukrainians,
Russians, Greeks, Jews, Germans, Tatars and others.
Climate of the region is a continental one with rather hot and
dry summer and windy cold winter.