Novopskov Raion

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Novopskovskyi Raion
Новопсковський район
Raion
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Coat of arms of Novopskovskyi Raion
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Coordinates: 49°37′25″N 39°7′39″E / 49.62361°N 39.12750°E / 49.62361; 39.12750Coordinates: 49°37′25″N 39°7′39″E / 49.62361°N 39.12750°E / 49.62361; 39.12750
Country Ukraine
RegionLuhansk Oblast
Established1923
Admin. centerNovopskov
Subdivisions
Government
 • GovernorBorys Lebedev
Area
 • Total1,623 km2 (627 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • TotalDecrease 35,091
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal index92300—92355
Area code+380 6463
Websitehttp://nvp.loga.gov.ua

Novopskov Raion (Ukrainian: Новопсковський район) is a raion (district) in Luhansk Oblast in eastern Ukraine. The administrative center of the raion is the urban-type settlement of Novopskov. Population: 35,054 (2013 est.)[1].

After the proclamation of the separatist Luhansk People's Republic on 27 April 2014 the province Luhansk became a battlefield of the War in Donbass.[2] Novopskov Raion stayed under Ukrainian governmental control.[3] The separatist referendum on 11 May on independence was not held in the Raion.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2001 Ukrainian census:[5]

Ethnicity
  • Ukrainians: 92.2%
  • Russians: 6.9%
  • Belarusians: 0.3%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  2. ^ Ukraine crisis timeline, BBC News
  3. ^ http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/ukrainian-army-debaltseve-and-mariupol-areas-key-target-of-militants-strikes-380383.html Ukrainian army: Debaltseve and Mariupol areas key target of militants' strikes], Kyiv Post (15 February 2014)
  4. ^ Any violations allowed in Luhansk Oblast referendum, Kyiv Post (11 May 2014)
  5. ^ [1]