Sloviansk Raion

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Slovianskskyi Raion
Слов'янський район
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Coordinates: 48°54′56.5″N 37°43′18″E / 48.915694°N 37.72167°E / 48.915694; 37.72167Coordinates: 48°54′56.5″N 37°43′18″E / 48.915694°N 37.72167°E / 48.915694; 37.72167
Country  Ukraine
Region Donetsk Oblast
Established 1923
Admin. center Sloviansk
 • Governor Petro Belokonov
 • Total 1,274 km2 (492 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total Decrease 34,115
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal index 84100-84196
Area code +380 6262

Sloviansk Raion (Ukrainian: Слов'янський район) is one of the 33 raions of Donetsk Oblast, located in southeastern Ukraine. The administrative center of the raion is the city of Sloviansk, which is separately incorporated as a city of oblast significance and does not belong to the raion. Population: 34,115 (2013 est.)[1].


According to the 2001 Ukrainian Census:[2]

Ukrainians 34,121 87.1%
Russians 4,115 10.5%
Turks 197 0.5%
Belarusians 178 0.5%
Romani people 133 0.3%

2014 fighting[edit]

On 2 May 2014, armed clashes were reported in and around Sloviansk with reported casualties, including killed and wounded, and downed helicopters.[3]