|• Governor||Viktor Matchin|
|• Total||1,874 km2 (724 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|Area code||+380 4847|
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.)
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. The area was formerly home to a number of Bessarabia Germans, which could have once made up a majority in the surrounding areas.
There are several protected areas located in Tarutynskyi Raion:
- Staromanzyrs'kjy (botanical preserve)
- Dibrova Mohylevs'ka (landscape preserve)
- Dibrova Manzyrs'ka (landscape preserve)
- Tarutyns'kyj step (landscape preserve)
- "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
- 2001 All Ukrainian population census results for Odessa Region Archived 2009-07-31 at the Wayback Machine.
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