A historical region lying in the lower and middle lands of the Sula, Psel, and Vorskla rivers. In the 19th century, it was one of the most economically developed regions of Ukraine and an important centre of public activity, where the descendants of the Kozak nobility lived, and trade flourished. The primary city of the region is Poltava. It is a land rich in literary traditions, authentic cuisine, diverse cultures, and ancient crafts. A large pottery centre is located in the town of Opishnia. The town of Reshetylivka preserves the tradition of authentic embroidery and carpet weaving. In Poltavshchyna, traditional Ukrainian musical instruments are made, and the international Kobzar festival is held.