|Established||July 3, 1923|
|• Total||1,540 km2 (590 sq mi)|
|• Density||21/km2 (54/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Myrhorod Raion (Ukrainian: Миргородський район; translit.: Myrhorods'kyi raion) is a raion (district) in Poltava Oblast of central Ukraine. The raion's administrative center is the city of Myrhorod, which is incorporated separately as a city of oblast significance and does not belong to the raion. Population: 32,011 (2015 est.)
Important rivers within the Myrhorodskyi Raion include the Psel and the Khorol. The raion was established on July 3, 1923, by splitting off Lubny Raion. The raion's current boundaries were established on January 8, 1966.
An important village in the raion is Velyki Sorochyntsi, where the Sorochyntsi Fair has been held since the 1960s. On April 1 [O.S. March 20] 1809, writer Nikolai Gogol was born in Velyki Sorochyntsi. His short story "The Fair at Sorochyntsi" takes place in Velyki Sorochyntsi.
- "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
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