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 (a district) of the Kherson Oblast in southern Ukraine. Its administrative center is located in the city of Henichesk.

The raion has a 10% Crimean Tartar minority (in 2 villages even 50%).[1] This minority is a result of a 1967 Soviet decree that restored Crimean Tartar rights that they had lost during the 1944 deportation of the Crimean Tatars.[1][2] Because de jure they were not allowed to return to the Crimean Tartar homeland Crimea some of them settled in places near Crimea, like 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,ISSN 1961-9898. Massviolence.org. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 

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