Kirovske Raion

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Kirovske Raion
Кіровський район
Flag of Kirovske Raion
Official seal of Kirovske Raion
Raion location within Crimea
Raion location within Crimea
Country Disputed:
(de jure)
Republic Crimea
Capital Kirovske
 • Total 1,208 km2 (466 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 53,961
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone MSK (UTC+3)
Dialing code +380-6555
This article is about a subdivision of Crimea. For other similar district names, see Kirovsky District.

Kirovske Raion (Ukrainian: Кіровський район, Russian: Кировский район, Crimean Tatar: İslâm Terek rayonı) is one of the 25 regions of Crimea, currently subject to a territorial dispute between the Russian Federation and Ukraine. The raion's administrative centre is the urban-type settlement of Kirovske. Population: 53,961 (2013 est.)[1].

The raion is located in the eastern part of the republic. The southern part of the raion is occupied with the foothills, while the northern one is situated in the Crimean steppe. The North-Crimean channel (the main waterway of northern Crimea supplying the republic with water from the Dnieper river) is going through the region.

The raion is famous for the historical town of Stary Krym.


Coordinates: 45°13′25″N 35°12′19″E / 45.22361°N 35.20528°E / 45.22361; 35.20528