Reni Raion

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Reniyskyi Raion
Ренійський район
Raionul Reni
Raion
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Coordinates: 45°24′13″N 28°29′40″E / 45.40361°N 28.49444°E / 45.40361; 28.49444Coordinates: 45°24′13″N 28°29′40″E / 45.40361°N 28.49444°E / 45.40361; 28.49444
Country  Ukraine
Region Odessa Oblast
Established 1969
Admin. center Reni
Subdivisions
Government
 • Governor Oleksandr Soshenko
Area
 • Total 861 km2 (332 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total Decrease 37,461
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal index 68800—68831
Area code +380 4840
Website http://reni-rda.odessa.gov.ua

Reni Raion (Ukrainian: Ренійський район; Romanian: Raionul Reni) is a raion (district) in Odessa Oblast in south-western Ukraine, in the historic Budjak region of Bessarabia. Its administrative center is the city of Reni. Population: 37,461 (2015 est.)[1] In 2001, population was 40,680.

The raion is predominantly Moldavian and the Ukrainian language is rare. According to the 2001 Ukrainian census the population was 49% Moldovan, 18% Ukrainian, 15% Russian, 8.5% Bulgarian and 8% Gagauz.[2] Most of villages (five) are Romanophone while there is one village of Gagauz and another of Bulgarians. The city of Reni is mostly Russophone although 50% of its residents are Moldavians.

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