Bakhmach Raion

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Bahkmach Raion

Бахмацький район
Flag of Bahkmach Raion
Coat of arms of Bahkmach Raion
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Raion location in Chernihiv Oblast
Raion location in Chernihiv Oblast
Coordinates: 51°8′38″N 32°49′10″E / 51.14389°N 32.81944°E / 51.14389; 32.81944Coordinates: 51°8′38″N 32°49′10″E / 51.14389°N 32.81944°E / 51.14389; 32.81944
OblastChernihiv Oblast
Admin. centerBakhmach
 • Total1,487.7 km2 (574.4 sq mi)
 • Total45 110 (1 February 2,016)
 • Density31.8/km2 (82/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Bakhmatskyi Raion (Ukrainian: Бахмацький район) is a raion (district) of Chernihiv Oblast, within northern Ukraine. Its administrative center is located at the city of Bakhmach. The area is bordered by Borznyansky, Ichnyansky, Talalaevsky raions and the Korop, Chernihiv and Konotop Sumy Oblasts. The distance to the Oblast center is 153 miles (246 km) by rail and 145 miles (233 km) by highway. The raion's area is 1,487.73 square kilometres (574.42 sq mi). Population: 45,757 (2015 est.)[1]


The climate is continental. The soils are chernozem, humus, meadow and peaty.

Minerals (nonmetallic): loam, peat bogs.

Raion Industries[edit]

The main industry types within the Raion are: oil, whole milk products, conserved milk products, meat and meat products, bakery products, agriculture – grain and seed with the development of animal stock.


The district roads are E101, М02 and E381


The origins of the Bachmach Raion date back to a time when the powerful Chernihiv principality was formed, the borders of which were stretched away beyond Klyazma.


In May 25, 2014 when presidential elections took place in Ukraine 46 polling stations were created within the Bakhmach Raion with election turnout at 63.09% (23,428 votes from 37,137 voters). The largest number of votes received: Poroshenko – 38.54% (9030 voters); Oleg Lyashko – 25.16% (5894 voters), Yulia Tymoshenko – 21.97% (5147 voters), Anatoliy Gritsenko – 5,74% (1345 voters). The rest of the candidates gained fewer votes. Number of invalid ballots spoiled or – 1.05%. [1]

Famous people from Bakhmach Raion[edit]

  • Petro Prokopovych was the founder of world's commercial beekeeping who practiced, researched and taught in the local villages of Mytchenky and Palchyky.


*This is not a complete list of settlements, and needs revision especially during 'Decentralization'(Dec,2016).


  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 1 July 2016.

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