|• Governor||Valeriy Dronov|
|• Total||3,000 km2 (1,000 sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|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. This minority is a result of a 1967 Soviet decree that restored Tatar rights lost during the 1944 deportation of the Crimean Tatars. Because de jure they were not allowed to return to their Crimea homeland, some Tatars settled in nearby places, including Henichesk Raion.
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