|• Governor||Leonid I. Shimansky|
|• Total||1,103 km2 (426 sq mi)|
|• Density||53/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Website||Volochysk District Council website|
Volochysk Raion (Ukrainian: Волочи́ський район) is a raion (administrative district) of the Khmelnytskyi Oblast. As of 2004, its population is 58,900, its area is 1,103 square kilometres, and the administrative center is Volochysk. The population of the Volochysky Raion (as of 2004) was 58,900.
The Buzhok, Grabarka, Zbruch, Sluch, Ushuka and other rivers flow through the district. The district is the source of the Southern Bug River (near the village Kholodets). There is a rail line through the district as well as the Uzhgorod-Ternopil-Kirovograd-Donetsk E50 highway. Two gas pipelines run through the district, Dashava-Kiev and Kiev-Western Ukraine.
From 1923 to 1932 the district was part of the Proskuriv region, then from 1932 to 1937 it was part of the Vinnytsia region. Following that from 1937 to 1954 it was part of the Kamenets Podolsk region. Since 1954 it has been part of the Khmelnytskyi region.
During the 1930s collectivization of farms was enforced under Soviet rule. By June 10, 1932, 83.4% of the farms in the district had been collectivized. By 1935 the process was complete and there were no longer any privately owned farms. In 1932 an agricultural college was opened which trained students in agronomy and animal husbandry. On March 1, 1930 a communist newspaper “Dawn” began publication. In 1934 a library for adults was opened and in 1937 a children's library followed.
During World War II there was a heavy loss of life and property in the district. Thousands of residents were killed or transported to Germany to labor camps. After the war the property losses were estimated at 107.8 million rubles, based on prewar values.
- (Ukrainian) Volochysk District Council website
- (Ukrainian) Khmelnitskyi Oblast Electoral Districts Listing
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