Kalush Raion

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Kalush Raion
Калуський район
Flag of Kalush Raion
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Coordinates: 49°3′39″N 24°23′15″E / 49.06083°N 24.38750°E / 49.06083; 24.38750Coordinates: 49°3′39″N 24°23′15″E / 49.06083°N 24.38750°E / 49.06083; 24.38750
Country  Ukraine
Region Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
Established 1939
Admin. center Kalush
 • Governor John Zhyvackivsky
 • Total 647 km2 (250 sq mi)
 • Total 59,531
 • Density 92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal index 77300—77363
Area code 380-3472

Kalush Raion (Ukrainian: Калуський район) is a raion (district) of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast (province). Kalush is the administrative center of the raion. The city of Kalush itself is administratively incorporated as a city of oblast significance and does not belong to the raion. Population: 59,531 (2016 est.)[1].

The raion was formed on October 28, 1963. In 1972 part of the raion became incorporated into the Kalush municipality. The oldest settlements in the Raion are Stankiv (1158), Zaviy (13th century), Holyn' (1391), and Novytsia (14th century).

The leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, Stepan Bandera, was born in Staryi Uhryniv in Kalush Raion, on January 1, 1909.

Ivan Rubchak and the writer M. Kozonis were also born in Kalush Raion.