Balta Raion

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Balta Raion
Балтський район
Raion
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Coat of arms of Balta Raion
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Coordinates: 47°56′24″N 29°37′19″E / 47.94000°N 29.62194°E / 47.94000; 29.62194Coordinates: 47°56′24″N 29°37′19″E / 47.94000°N 29.62194°E / 47.94000; 29.62194
Country  Ukraine
Region Odessa Oblast
Established 7 March 1923
Admin. center Balta
Subdivisions
Area
 • Total 1,317 km2 (508 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total Decrease 41,987
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal index 66100—66163
Area code +380 4866
Website Official website

Balta Raion (Ukrainian: Балтський район, Balts'kyi raion) is one of the 26 administrative raions (a district) of Odessa Oblast in southwestern Ukraine. Its administrative center is located in the city of Balta. Population: 41,987 (2015 est.)[1] Its population was 48,604 at the 2001 Ukrainian Census.[2]

Geography[edit]

Balta Raion is located in the northern part of the Odessa Oblast.[3]

History[edit]

Balta Raion was first established on 7 March 1923 as part of a full-scale administrative reorganization of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Balta 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, Balta Raion is divided into:[2]

  • 1 city council—made up of the city of Balta (administrative center)
  • 24 village councils

Overall, the raion has a total of 42 populated localities, consisting of one city, and 41 villages.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Balta Raion, Odessa Oblast". Regions of Ukraine and their Structure (in Ukrainian). Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "General information". Balta Raion State Administration (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on 19 April 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 

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