Manhush Raion

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Manhush Raion
Мангушський район
Raion
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Coat of arms of Manhush Raion
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Coordinates: 47°3′30.7908″N 37°18′30.2934″E / 47.058553000°N 37.308414833°E / 47.058553000; 37.308414833Coordinates: 47°3′30.7908″N 37°18′30.2934″E / 47.058553000°N 37.308414833°E / 47.058553000; 37.308414833
Country  Ukraine
Region Donetsk Oblast
Admin. center Manhush
Subdivisions
Government
 • Governor Borys Trima
Area
 • Total 792 km2 (306 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total Decrease 27,250
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal index 87400-87455
Area code +380 6297

Manhush Raion (Ukrainian: Мангушський район), until May 2016 Pershotravnevyi Raion (Ukrainian: Першотравневий район), is one of the 33 raions of Donetsk Oblast, located in southwestern Ukraine. The administrative center of the raion is the urban-type settlement of Manhush (until 1995 Pershotravnevyi). Population: 27,250 (2013 est.)[1].

The militia of the Donetsk People's Republic occupied the region for a short time but was expelled by the Donbas Battalion, a paramilitary group which consists of locals from the Donbass region.

On 19 May 2016, Verkhovna Rada adopted a decision to rename Pershotravnevyi Raion to Manhush Raion according to the law prohibiting names of Communist origin.[2]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 Ukrainian Census:[3]

Ethnicity
Ukrainians 14,735 50.3%
Russians 7,881 26.9%
Greeks 5,882 20.1%
Belarusians 208 0.7%

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