Henichesk Raion

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Henicheskyi Raion
Генічеський район
Raion
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Coordinates: 46°13′46.6314″N 34°47′10.2834″E / 46.229619833°N 34.786189833°E / 46.229619833; 34.786189833Coordinates: 46°13′46.6314″N 34°47′10.2834″E / 46.229619833°N 34.786189833°E / 46.229619833; 34.786189833
Country  Ukraine
Region Kherson Oblast
Established 1784
Admin. center Henichesk
Subdivisions
Government
 • Governor Valeriy Dronov
Area
 • Total 3,000 km2 (1,000 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total Decrease 59,870
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 Kherson Oblast in southern Ukraine. Its administrative centre is located in the city of Henichesk. Population: 59,870 (2015 est.)[1]

The raion has a 10% Crimean Tatar minority, with the Tatar population reaching 50% in two villages.[2] This minority is a result of a 1967 Soviet decree that restored Tatar rights lost during the 1944 deportation of the Crimean Tatars.[2][3] Because de jure they were not allowed to return to their Crimea homeland, some Tatars settled in nearby places, including Henichesk Raion.[2]

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