Henichesk Raion

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Henicheskyi Raion
Генічеський район
Flag of Henicheskyi Raion
Coat of arms of Henicheskyi Raion
Coat of arms
Country  Ukraine
Region Kherson Oblast
Established 1784
Admin. center Henichesk
 • Governor Valeriy Dronov
 • Total 3,000 km2 (1,000 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total Decrease 60,813
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal index 75500—75583
Area code +380 5534

Henichesk Raion (Ukrainian: Генічеський район) is one of the 18 administrative raions (districts) of the Kherson Oblast in southern Ukraine. Its administrative centre is located in the city of Henichesk.

The raion has a 10% Crimean Tatar minority, with the Tatar population reaching 50% in two villages.[1] This minority is a result of a 1967 Soviet decree that restored Tatar rights lost during the 1944 deportation of the Crimean Tatars.[1][2] Because de jure they were not allowed to return to their Crimea homeland, some Tatars settled in nearby places, including Henichesk Raion.[1]


  1. ^ a b c (Ukrainian) Temporary Crimea, Ukrayinska Pravda (20 August 2014)
  2. ^ Aurélie Campana (16 June 2008). "Sürgün: The Crimean Tatars' deportation and exile". Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence. Massviolence.org. ISSN 1961-9898. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 

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