Popasna Raion

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Popasnyanskyi Raion

Попаснянський район
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Coordinates: 48°41′43″N 38°25′6″E / 48.69528°N 38.41833°E / 48.69528; 38.41833Coordinates: 48°41′43″N 38°25′6″E / 48.69528°N 38.41833°E / 48.69528; 38.41833
Country Ukraine
RegionLuhansk Oblast
Established1977
Admin. centerPopasna
Subdivisions
Government
 • GovernorStanislav Fironov
Area
 • Total1,325 km2 (512 sq mi)
Population
(2013)
 • TotalDecrease 40,696
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal index
93300—93354
Area code+380 6474
Websitehttp://pps.loga.gov.ua

Popasna Raion (Ukrainian: Попаснянський район) is a raion (district) in Luhansk Oblast of eastern Ukraine. The administrative center is the town of Popasna. Population: 40,696 (2013 est.)[1].

During the War in Donbass the Ukrainian authorities lost control over parts of the raion to the Luhansk People's Republic.[2][3]

On 7 October 2014, to facilitate the governance of Luhansk Oblast, the Verkhovna Rada made some changes in the administrative divisions, so that the localities in the government-controlled areas were grouped into districts. In particular, the urban-type settlement of Chornukhyne was transferred to Popasna Raion from Perevalsk Raion, the urban-type settlement of Novotoshkivske from Kirovsk Municipality, and the towns of Hirske and Zolote and the urban-type settlements of Nyzhnie and Toshkivka from Pervomaisk Municipality.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2001 Ukrainian census:[5]

Ethnicity
  • Ukrainians: 81.1%
  • Russians: 17.5%
  • Belarusians: 0.5%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  2. ^ Head of Zolote in Donbas: Gray zone shrinks with liberated village, UNIAN (2 July 2018)
  3. ^ "Без крыши над головой: как помогают, оставшимся без дома жителям Луганщины". tribun.com.ua (in Russian). Retrieved 2017-08-05.
  4. ^ "Рада изменила границы районов Луганской области" (in Russian). Lenta.ru. 7 October 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
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