Monastyryska Raion

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Monastyryska Raion

Монастириський район
Country Ukraine
RegionTernopil Oblast
Admin. centerMonastyryska
 • Total0.558 km2 (0.215 sq mi)
 • Total34,537
 • Density62,000/km2 (160,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Area code380-3555

The Monastyryska Raion (Ukrainian: Монастириський район) is a raion in Ternopil Oblast in western Ukraine. Its administrative center is Monastyryska. It has a population of 34 537.

The raion was created in 1939 during the World War II when Poland was partitioned between Nazi Germany and Soviet Union. Monastyryska Raion was created out of former Buchach County. Couple of years later it was liquidated following the invasion of the Soviet Union by Nazi Germany.

The raion was reinstated in 1944 after return of the Soviet regime.

People from Monastyryska Raion[edit]

  • Volodymyr Hnatiuk – (1871–1926), writer, literary scholar, translator, and journalist, and was one of the most influential and notable Ukrainian ethnographers.

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