Tarutyne Raion

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Tarutynskyi Raion
Тарутинський район
Flag of Tarutynskyi Raion
Coat of arms of Tarutynskyi Raion
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Coordinates: 46°16′5″N 29°12′50″E / 46.26806°N 29.21389°E / 46.26806; 29.21389Coordinates: 46°16′5″N 29°12′50″E / 46.26806°N 29.21389°E / 46.26806; 29.21389
Country  Ukraine
Region Odessa Oblast
Established 1957
Admin. center Tarutyne
 • Governor Viktor Matchin
 • Total 1,874 km2 (724 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total Decrease 41,670
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal index 68500—68558
Area code +380 4847
Website http://tarutino-rda.odessa.gov.ua

Tarutyne Raion (Ukrainian: Тарутинський район Tarutyns'kyj rajon) is a raion (administrative division) in Odessa Oblast in southwestern Ukraine. It is in the historical region of Budjak in southern Bessarabia and its administrative seat is Tarutyne. Population: 41,670 (2015 est.)[1]

In the 2001 Ukrainian Census, the raion had a multi-ethnic population of 45,169 of which 38% were Bessarabian Bulgarians, 25% Ukrainians, 17% Moldovans, 14% Russians, and 6% Gagauz people.[2] The area was formerly home to a number of Bessarabia Germans, which could have once made up a majority in the surrounding areas.

Nature concervation[edit]

There are several protected areas located in Tarutynskyi Raion:


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