Minsk Raion

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Minsk Raion
Мінскі раён / Минский район
District
Flag of Minsk Raion
Flag
Coat of arms of Minsk Raion
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
Voblast Flag of Minsk Voblast.svg Minsk
Seat Minsk
Municipalities Total: 36 + Minsk
Area
 • Total 1,943 km2 (750 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 166,600
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Governor Pyotr Arsenyevich Yarmash
Website Official website

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

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 his Voblast 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 20 rural councils (selsoviets) and 37 municipalities (including Minsk).[1]

Rural councils[edit]

The 20 selsoviets are: Borovlyansky, Ciyansky, Goransky, Khatezhinsky, Kolodishansky, Krupitsky, Loshansky, Lugovoslobodsky, Mikhanovichsky, Novodvorsky, Ostroshitsko-Gorodoksky, Papernensky, Petrishkovsky, Rogovskoy, Samokhvalovichsky, Senitsky, Shomyslitsky, Yuzufovsk, Zaslavsky and Zhdanovitssky.

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 Raion at Wikimedia Commons