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Volnovahskyi Raion
Волноваський район
"Raion
""Flag of Volnovahskyi Raion
Flag
""Coat of arms of Volnovahskyi Raion
Coat of arms
""Volnovaskyi raion locator map.svg
Coordinates: 48°00′N 34°49′E / 48.000°N 34.817°E / 48.000; 34.817"Coordinates: 48°00′N 34°49′E / 48.000°N 34.817°E / 48.000; 34.817
Country  "Ukraine
"Region "Donetsk Oblast
Established 1923
"Admin. center "Volnovakha[1][2]
Subdivisions
Government
 • Governor Volodymyr Nesterenko[3]
Area
 • Total 2,549.44 km2 (984.34 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total Decrease 83,930
"Time zone "EET ("UTC+2)
 • Summer ("DST) "EEST ("UTC+3)
"Postal index 85700-84791
"Area code +380 6244
Website www.volnovrda.gov.ua

Volnovakha Raion ("Ukrainian: Волноваський район, Volnovas’kyi raion) is one of the 18 administrative raions (a "district) of "Donetsk Oblast, located in southwestern "Ukraine. The administrative center of the district is located in the city of "Volnovakha. Population: 83,930 (2013 est.)[4]

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History[edit]

On 9 December 2014, the "Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's national parliament, changed the boundaries and total area of the Volnovakha Raion to encompass 2,549.44 km2 (984.34 sq mi) following the events surrounding the "War in Donbass.[1]

Subsequently, the "Governor of Donetsk Oblast "Oleksandr Kikhtenko adopted a resolution moving the administrative center of the "Novoazovsk Raion to the urban-type settlement of Vynohradne; the administrative center of the "Telmanove Raion to the urban-type settlement of Myrne; and the administrative center of the "Yasynuvata Raion to the urban-type settlement of Ocheretyne.[2]

Demographics[edit]

According to the "2001 Ukrainian Census,[5]

Ethnicity Number Proportion
"Ukrainians 72,346 78.2%
"Russians 15,128 16.4%
"Greeks 2,959 3.2%
"Belarusians 494 0.5%
"Armenians 260 0.3%
"Moldovans 248 0.3%

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