|Established||March 7, 1923|
|• Governor||Ivan Ovchar (PR)|
|• Total||1,210 km2 (470 sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Area code||+380 3854|
Starokostiantyniv Raion (Ukrainian: Старокостянтинівський район, Starokostiantynivs'kyi raion) is one of the 20 administrative raions (a disrict) of the Khmelnytskyi Oblast in western Ukraine. Its administrative center is located in the city of Starokostiantyniv. Its population was 37,459 as of the 2001 Ukrainian Census and 30,448 as of 2012.
The Starokostiantyniv Raion was first established on March 7, 1923 as part of a full-scale administrative reorganization of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. It is located in the central part of the Khmelnytskyi Oblast, corresponding to the modern-day boundaries of the Volhynia and Podolia historical regions.
During 1998-2001, the raion went through an administrative reorganization. Namely, its Starokostiantyniv was removed from the raion's jurisdiction and its status was upgraded to that of a city of oblast significance under the jurisdiction of the Khmelnytskyi Oblast. Even though it is no longer a part of the raion, Starokostiantyniv still serves as its administrative center. At the same time, three new village councils were also established.
The Starokostiantyniv 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 Starokostiantyniv Raion is divided into:
- 30 village councils
Overall, the raion has a total of 97 populated localities, all of which are villages.
Places of interest
- "Starokostiantyniv Raion, Khmelnytskyi Oblast". Regions of Ukraine and their Structure (in Ukrainian). Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
- "History". Starokostiantyniv Raion Council (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 9 January 2013.
- "Starokostiantyniv and the raion". Castles and Monuments of Ukraine (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 9 January 2013.
- Media related to Category:Starokostiantyniv Raion at Wikimedia Commons
- "Welcome". Starokostiantyniv Raion Council (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 8 January 2013.
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