Orikhiv Raion

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Orikhiv Raion
Оріхівський район
Raion
Flag of Orikhiv Raion
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Coat of arms of Orikhiv Raion
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Orikhiv Raion (green) within Zaporizhia Oblast.
Orikhiv Raion (green) within Zaporizhia Oblast.
Coordinates: 47°41′13.2″N 35°46′45″E / 47.687000°N 35.77917°E / 47.687000; 35.77917Coordinates: 47°41′13.2″N 35°46′45″E / 47.687000°N 35.77917°E / 47.687000; 35.77917
Country  Ukraine
Region Zaporizhia Oblast
Established 7 March 1923
Admin. center Orikhiv
Subdivisions
Area
 • Total 1,590 km2 (610 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total Decrease 47, 228
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal index 70500–70562
Area code +380 6141
Website orrada.gov.ua

Orikhiv Raion (Ukrainian: Оріхівський район, Orikhivs'kyi raion) is one of the 20 raions (districts) of Zaporizhia Oblast in southern Ukraine. The administrative center of the raion is located in the city of Orikhiv.[1] Its population was 54,462 as of the 2001 Ukrainian Census.[1] Current population: 47,228 (2013 est.)[2].

Geography[edit]

The Orikhiv Raion is located in the northeast portion of the Zaporizhia Oblast.[3] Its total area constitutes 1,600 km2 (620 sq mi).[1] The Komyshuvakha, Konka, Sherebets, Verkhnia Tersa, and Mala Tokmachka Rivers flow through the raion.[3]

History[edit]

The Orikhiv Raion was first established on 7 March 1923 as part of a full-scale administrative reorganization of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.[1]

Government[edit]

The Orikhiv Raion is governed by the Orikhiv Raion Council (Ukrainian: Оріхівська районна рада, Orikhivs'ka raionna rada), which consists of 48 locally elected deputies.[4] In October 2014, Karina Dudnichenko was elected the chairman of the council.[5]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The Orikhiv Raion is divided in a way that follows the general administrative scheme in Ukraine. Local government is also organized along a similar scheme nationwide. Consequently, raions are subdivided into councils, which are the prime level of administrative division in the country.

Each of the raion's urban populated places administer their own councils, often containing a few villages and rural settlements within its jurisdiction. However, only a handful of rural populated places are organized into councils, which also may contain a few villages and rural settlements within its jurisdiction.

The Konka River near the raion's administrative center Orikhiv.

Accordingly, the Orikhiv Raion is divided into:[1]

Overall, the raion has a total of 60 populated localities, consisting of one city, one urban-type settlement, 54 villages, and 4 rural settlements.[1]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2001 Ukrainian census, the raion's total population was 54,462. Of that, 44,618 were Ukrainians, 3,998 were Russians, 197 were Belarusians, 99 were Bulgarians, and 444 belonged to other ethnic groups. The percentage of the population which indicated Ukrainian as their native language constituted 91.37 percent, compared to 8.17% for the Russian language.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Zaporizhia Oblast, Orikhiv Raion". Regions of Ukraine and their Structure (in Ukrainian). Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Passport of the raion". Official web-site (in Ukrainian). Orikhiv Raion Council of Zaporizhia Oblast. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Orikhiv Raion Council". Regions of Ukraine and their Structure (in Ukrainian). Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Leadership". Official web-site (in Ukrainian). Orikhiv Raion Council of Zaporizhia Oblast. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Distribution of population by native language, Zaporizhia Oblast". 2001 Ukrainian Census (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 

External links[edit]

  • "Main". Official web-site (in Ukrainian). Orikhiv Raion Council of Zaporizhia Oblast. Retrieved 8 January 2015.