|Established||7 March 1923|
|• Total||1,317 km2 (508 sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Area code||+380 4866|
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.) Its population was 48,604 at the 2001 Ukrainian Census.
Balta Raion is located in the northern part of the Odessa Oblast.
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:
- 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.
- "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
- "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.
- "General information". Balta Raion State Administration (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on 19 April 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2013.