Popasna Raion

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Popasnyanskyi Raion
Попаснянський район
Raion
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Coat of arms of Popasnyanskyi Raion
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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
Region Luhansk Oblast
Established 1977
Admin. center Popasna
Subdivisions
Government
 • Governor Stanislav Fironov
Area
 • Total 1,325 km2 (512 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total Decrease 40,696
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal index 93300—93354
Area code +380 6474
Website http://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].

History[edit]

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.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2001 Ukrainian census:[3]

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

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