Minsk District

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Minsk District

Мінскі раён / Минский район
Flag of Minsk District
Flag
Coat of arms of Minsk District
Coat of arms
Minsk Raion within Minsk Voblast
Minsk Raion within Minsk Voblast
Minsk Raion (red) within Belarus. Minsk Voblast is highlighted in purple
Minsk Raion (red) within Belarus.
Minsk Voblast is highlighted in purple
Coordinates (Minsk): 53°54′N 27°34′E / 53.900°N 27.567°E / 53.900; 27.567Coordinates: 53°54′N 27°34′E / 53.900°N 27.567°E / 53.900; 27.567
Country Belarus
VoblastFlag of Minsk Voblast.svg Minsk
SeatMinsk
MunicipalitiesTotal: 36 + Minsk
Area
 • Total1,943 km2 (750 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)
 • Total166,600
 • Density86/km2 (220/sq mi)
GovernorPyotr Arsenyevich Yarmash
WebsiteOfficial website

Minsk District (Belarusian: Мінскі раён, Russian: Минский район) is a second-level administrative subdivision (raion) of Belarus in Minsk Region.

The administrative seat is the city of Minsk, administratively separated from the raion. The most populated town of the proper raion is Zaslawye.

Geography[edit]

The district is situated both in the middle of Minsk Region and of the Belarus. It is crossed by the Svislach River and the towns around Minsk are part of its metropolitan area.

It borders, from north to south in a clockwise sense, with the districts of Vilejka, Lahoysk, Smalyavichy, Chervyen, Pukhavichy, Dzyarzhynsk, Valozhyn and Maladzyechna.

Subdivision[edit]

The district is divided into 18 rural councils (sieĺsaviets) and 37 municipalities (including Minsk).[1]

Rural councils[edit]

The 18 sieĺsaviets are: Astrašycki Haradok, Baraŭliany, Harani, Ždanovičy, Juzufova, Kalodziščy, Krupica, Lašany, Luhavaja Slabada, Michanavičy, Novy Dvor, Papiernia, Piatryški, Samachvalavičy, Sienica, Chaciežyna, Šaršuny, Ščomyslica.

Municipalities[edit]

The 37 municipalities counts one autonomous city (Minsk), one town (Zaslawye), one urban-type settlement (Machulishi), and 34 simple municipalities (Population as of 2009).[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Minsk District at Wikimedia Commons