Vinnitsa is the center of the Vinnitsa region, a city with rich traditions and history, is located on the crossroads of economic, social, geopolitical meridians of Ukraine. The city is located on the bank of the river Southern Bug, 260 kms to the south of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine (4 hours by train), 14 hours by train from Moscow and 6 — from Odessa.
The city is connected by the railway and air paths to the western Europe and other countries. Average temperature in winter -5 –7°, summer — +20 +27°c. Vinnitsa is known as students’ city of Ukraine, it is proud of such outstanding educational institutions as: Vinnitsa Technical University, Pedagogical University, Trade Economic University, Agricultural University etc.
Vinnitsa state was formed on February 27, 1932. It has an area of 26500 km2 (4,5 % of the territory of Ukraine). The population of the state makes 1,815,000 , including urban population – 882,000. Vinnitsa state is located in forest-steppe zone within the limits of the Podolsk hills. There are nearly 204 rivers within the state, each more than 10 kms in length, and the two major ones are the Southern Bug and the Dniester. Vinnitsa has a moderately continental climate with mild winter and warm humid summer. Five universities, 453 medical establishments, 31 health-resorts function there. Theatres — 2, cinemas, cultural centres, clubs — 1256. Monuments of history and culture — 3144, museums — 20. The museum of the world famous surgeon N.I. Pirogov is very popular, his body is embalmed and is kept in the burial vault near the museum.
The city belongs to the most attractive investment regions due to the strong industrial and highly scientific potential, developed transport network, a banking system, the favorable enterprising climate.