Chemerivtsi Raion

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Chemerivtsi Raion
Чемеровецький район
Raion
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Coat of arms of Chemerivtsi Raion
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Coordinates: 48°58′35″N 26°22′16″E / 48.97639°N 26.37111°E / 48.97639; 26.37111Coordinates: 48°58′35″N 26°22′16″E / 48.97639°N 26.37111°E / 48.97639; 26.37111
Country  Ukraine
Region Khmelnytskyi Oblast
Established March 7, 1923
Admin. center Chemerivtsi
Subdivisions
Government
 • Governor Volodymyr Svizhyi[1] (PR)
Area
 • Total 930 km2 (360 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total Decrease 42,722
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal index 31600—31666
Area code +380 3859
Website chem-rda.inf.ua

Chemerivtsi Raion (Ukrainian: Чемеровецький район, Chemerovets'kyi raion) is one of the 20 administrative raions (a district) of the Khmelnytskyi Oblast in western Ukraine. Its administrative center is located in the urban-type settlement of Chemerivtsi. Its population was 51,009 in the 2001 Ukrainian Census[1] and 42,722 in 2012.

Geography[edit]

The Chemerivtsi Raion is located in the southwestern part of the Khmelnytskyi Oblast,[2] in the modern-day boundaries of the Podolia historical region. Its total area constitutes 930 square kilometres (360 sq mi).[1] To its west, the raion borders upon the neighboring Ternopil Oblast.

History[edit]

The Chemerivtsi Raion was first established on March 7, 1923 as part of a full-scale administrative reorganization of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic,[1] from the former territories of Vilkhivtsi and Berezhany volosts (a former administrative division roughly equivalent to that of a modern raion).[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The Chemerivtsi Raion is divided in a way that follows the general administrative scheme in Ukraine. Local government is also organized along a similar scheme nationwide. Consequently, raions are subdivided into councils, which are the prime level of administrative division in the country.

Each of the raion's urban localities administer their own councils, often containing a few other villages within its jurisdiction. However, only a handful of rural localities are organized into councils, which also may contain a few villages within its jurisdiction.

Accordingly, the Chemerivtsi Raion is divided into:[1]

  • 2 settlement councils—made up of the urban-type settlements of Chemerivtsi (administrative center) and Zakupne
  • 33 village councils

Overall, the raion has a total of 70 populated localities, consisting of two urban-type settlements, and 68 villages.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Chemerivtsi Raion, Khmelnytskyi Oblast". Regions of Ukraine and their Structure (in Ukrainian). Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Chemerivtsi Raion - reference". National Environmental Park "Podilski Tovtry" (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 11 January 2013. 

External links[edit]

  • "Official web-site". Chemerivtsi Raion State Administration (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  • "Official site". Chemerivtsi Raion Rada (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 12 March 2013.