Snovsk Raion

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Snovsk Raion

Сновський район
Flag of Snovsk Raion
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Coat of arms of Snovsk Raion
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Coordinates: 51°52′8″N 31°55′56″E / 51.86889°N 31.93222°E / 51.86889; 31.93222Coordinates: 51°52′8″N 31°55′56″E / 51.86889°N 31.93222°E / 51.86889; 31.93222
Country Ukraine
OblastChernihiv Oblast
Admin. centerSchors
Area
 • Total1,283 km2 (495 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total23,952
 • Density19/km2 (48/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Websitehttp://schorsadm.cg.gov.ua/

Snovsk Raion (Ukrainian: Сновський район), until May 2016 Shchors Raion (Ukrainian: Щорський район), is a raion (district) of Chernihiv Oblast, northern Ukraine. Its administrative centre is located at the town of Snovsk. Population: 23,952 (2015 est.)[1]

On 21 May 2016, Verkhovna Rada adopted decision to rename Shchors Raion to Snovsk Raion and Shchors to Snovsk according to the law prohibiting names of Communist origin.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Про перейменування деяких населених пунктів" (in Ukrainian). Holos Ukrainy. 21 May 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2016.