Pokrovsk Raion

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Pokrovsk Raion

Покровський район
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Coat of arms of Pokrovsk Raion
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Coordinates: 48°15′34.8438″N 37°22′35.9832″E / 48.259678833°N 37.376662000°E / 48.259678833; 37.376662000Coordinates: 48°15′34.8438″N 37°22′35.9832″E / 48.259678833°N 37.376662000°E / 48.259678833; 37.376662000
Country Ukraine
RegionDonetsk Oblast
Admin. centerPokrovsk
 • GovernorN/A
 • Total1,316 km2 (508 sq mi)
 • Total32,057
 • Density24/km2 (63/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Postal index
Area code380
WebsiteVerkhovna Rada website

Pokrovsk Raion (Ukrainian: Покровський район; Russian: Покровский район), formerly Krasnoarmiisk Raion (Ukrainian: Красноармійський район; Russian: Красноармейский район) is a raion (district) within Donetsk Oblast in eastern Ukraine. Its administrative center is Pokrovsk, which is incorporated separately as a city of oblast significance and does not belong to the raion. Its area is 1,316 km2 (508 sq mi) and its population is approximately 30,653 (2017 est.)[1].

Within the Dobropilskyi Raion there are: 3 urban-type settlements (Hrodivka, Novoekonomichne and Udachne), 13 selsoviets, and 99 settlements. Also included within the raion are: 22 kolkhozy, 7 sovhozy, 5 industrial organizations, 3 hospitals, 36 schools, and 31 libraries.

An architectural monument in the raion is the Petropavlovs'ka Church (1840 – village of Krasne), Church of the Birth of the Theotokos (Russian: церковь Рождества Богородицы) (1799 – urban-type settlement of Novoekonomichne), and the Voznesens'ka Church (1893 – village of Novotroyits'ke). The composer Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953) was born here.

In May 2014, the raion requested a referendum for its absorption into the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, citing the instability in the Donetsk Oblast and order and stability in Dnipropetrovsk. Dnipropetrovsk governor Ihor Kolomoisky said that the oblast was willing to do so, assuming it was popular opinion in the raion.

On 21 May 2016, Verkhovna Rada adopted decision to rename Krasnoarmiisk Raion to Pokrovsk Raion and Krasnoarmiisk to Pokrovsk according to the law prohibiting names of Communist origin.[2]


44 different nationalities live in the Krasnoarmiysky Raion. They include: Ukrainians, Russians, Belarusians, Germans, Azerbaijanis, Crimean Tatars, Moldavians, Armenians, Greeks and others. As of the 2001 Ukrainian census:[3]

  • Ukrainians: 86.8%
  • Russians: 11.3%
  • Belarusians: 0.7%

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  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Pro perejmenuvannja dejakih naselenih punktiv" (in Ukrainian). Holos Ukrainy. 21 May 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  3. ^ Національний склад та рідна мова населення Донецької області. Розподіл постійного населення за найбільш численними національностями та рідною мовою по міськрадах та районах (in Ukrainian), archived from the original on 2012-11-27 Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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