Sumy Oblast (Сумська область), or Sumy province, is in the north part of Ukraine, bordering the oblasts of Kharkiv (south), Poltava (southwest), and Chernihiv (west), and Russia (northeast and east). The capital city Sumy, on the Psel River, has numerous attractions from the earliest church - Voskresenskaya church (1702) to Trinit Cathedral and others magnificent temples, museums and green spaces. A peculiar nature attraction within the town of Krolevets is the called apple tree-colony – a single tree which roots its branches to make them survive and grow stronger, hence spanning as if it were many trees! Sumy Oblast is gifted with beautiful nature reserves with forest, wildlife, biodiversity and 165 rivers crossing this region.
Population: over 1.1 million inhabitants
Other major cities: Konotop, Okhtyrka, Romny, Shostka, Bilopillia, Hlukhiv, Lebedyn
Main attractions: Movchansky monastery (Putyvl), Trinity Church, John the Baptist Church, Resurrection of the Saviour Cathedral, Spaso-Preobrazhenskij Cathedral, Voskresenskaya Church, House-museum A.P.Chehova, Nikanor Onatsky Regional Art Museum (Sumy), Holy Intercession Cathedral (Okhtyrka), Sofronievskogo monastery, Round Court (Trostianets), Golitsyn Palace (housing Chocolate Museum and Art Gallery), Palace Leszczynski, Regional Landscape Park Seymskiy, Apple-tree-colony
Nearest Airports: Sumy Airport (UMY - Аеропорт "Суми"), Igor Sikorsky Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany) - IEV - Міжнародний аеропорт "Київ" (Жуляни)
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