Slovianoserbsk Raion

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Slovianoserbskyi Raion
Слов'яносербський район
Raion
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Coat of arms of Slovianoserbskyi Raion
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Coordinates: 48°40′2″N 38°58′40″E / 48.66722°N 38.97778°E / 48.66722; 38.97778Coordinates: 48°40′2″N 38°58′40″E / 48.66722°N 38.97778°E / 48.66722; 38.97778
Country  Ukraine
Region Luhansk Oblast
Established 1966
Admin. center Slovianoserbsk
Subdivisions
Government
 • Governor Dmytro Sergeev
Area
 • Total 1,113 km2 (430 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total Decrease 55,121
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal index 93700—93747
Area code +380 6473
Website http://slov.loga.gov.ua

Slovianoserbsk Raion (Ukrainian: Слов’яносербський район) is a raion (district) in Luhansk Oblast of eastern Ukraine. The administrative center of the raion is the urban-type settlement of Slovianoserbsk. It was named after Slavo-Serbia, an imperial Russian province that existed between 1753–64. Population: 55,121 (2013 est.)[1].

History[edit]

Since 2014, the raion has been controlled by forces of the Luhansk People's Republic.[2] To facilitate the governance of Luhansk Oblast during the War in Donbass, the Verkhovna Rada on 7 October 2014 made some changes in the administrative divisions, so that the localities in the government-controlled areas were grouped into districts. In particular, some areas were transferred from Slovianoserbsk Raion to Novoaidar Raion.[3]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 census in Ukraine, the town had 61,72% Russian-speakers and 37,54% Ukrainian-speakers.

Ethnicity

  • Ukrainians: 65%
  • Russians: 32.8%
  • Belarusians: 0.7%

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