Volnovakha Raion

Volnovakha Raion (Ukrainian: Волноваський район, Volnovas’kyi raion) is one of the 18 administrative raions (a district) of Donetsk Oblast, located in southwestern Ukraine. The administrative center of the district is located in the city of Volnovakha. Population: 83,930(2013 est.)[4]

Volnovas'kyi Raion

Волноваський район

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Coordinates: 48°00′N 34°49′E
Country Ukraine
Region Donetsk Oblast
Established1923
Admin. centerVolnovakha[1][2]
Subdivisions
Government
  GovernorVolodymyr Nesterenko[3]
Area
  Total2,549.44 km2 (984.34 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)
  Total 83,930
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Postal index
85700-84791
Area code+380 6244
Websitewww.volnovrda.gov.ua

History

On 9 December 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's national parliament, changed the boundaries and total area of the Volnovakha Raion to encompass 2,549.44 km2 (984.34 sq mi) following the events surrounding the War in Donbass.[1]

Subsequently, the Governor of Donetsk Oblast Oleksandr Kikhtenko adopted a resolution moving the administrative center of the Novoazovsk Raion to the urban-type settlement of Vynohradne; the administrative center of the Telmanove Raion to the urban-type settlement of Myrne; and the administrative center of the Yasynuvata Raion to the urban-type settlement of Ocheretyne.[2]

Demographics

According to the 2001 Ukrainian Census,[5]

Ethnicity Number Proportion
Ukrainians72,34678.2%
Russians15,12816.4%
Greeks2,9593.2%
Belarusians4940.5%
Armenians2600.3%
Moldovans2480.3%

References

  • "Main". Official web-site (in Ukrainian). Volnovakha RDA. Retrieved 1 January 2015.


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