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Velyka Novosilka Raion


Dec 15, 2021

Velyka Novosilka Raion (Ukrainian: Великоновосілківський район) was one of the raions of Donetsk Oblast, located in southeastern Ukraine. The administrative center of the raion was the urban-type settlement of Velyka Novosilka. The raion was abolished on 18 July 2020 as part of the administrative reform of Ukraine, which reduced the number of raions of Donetsk Oblast to eight, of which only five were controlled by the government.[1][2] The last estimate of the raion population was 37,144 (2020 est.)[3].

Former subdivision of Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine
Raion in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine
Velykonovosilkivskyi Raion
Великоновосілківський район


Coat of arms


Country  Ukraine
Region Donetsk Oblast
Established 1923
Disestablished 18 July 2020
Admin. center Velyka Novosilka
  •   0 — city councils
  •   1 — settlement councils
  • 61 — rural councils
  • Number of localities:
      0 — cities
  •   1 — urban-type settlements
  • 51 — villages
  •   15 — rural settlements

  Governor Sergiy Dmitriev

  Total 1,900 km2 (700 sq mi)

  Total 37,144
Time zone UTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Postal index
Area code +380 6243

On 15 May 2014 (during the early phase of the War in Donbass) the Donbas Battalion secured the town from the pro-Russian separatists of the Donetsk People’s Republic.[4] According to (the then commander the Donbas Battalion) Semen Semenchenko the local police chief, deputies from the Party of Regions and the chairman of the district council “fled in an unknown direction.”[4]

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According to the 2001 Ukrainian Census,[5]

Ukrainians 31,850 64.6%
Greeks 9,730 19.7%
Russians 6,568 13.3%
Belarusians 240 0.5%
Turks 168 0.3%
  1. “Про утворення та ліквідацію районів. Постанова Верховної Ради України № 807-ІХ”. Голос України (in Ukrainian). 2020-07-18. Retrieved 2020-10-03.
  2. “Нові райони: карти + склад” (in Ukrainian). Міністерство розвитку громад та територій України.
  3. “Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)”(PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  4. (in Ukrainian)Velyka Novosilka Raion Donetsk liberated from terrorists and flag DNR, TSN (15 May 2014)
  5. Національний склад та рідна мова населення Донецької області[Ethnic and linguistic composition of Donetsk Oblast] (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on 27 November 2012.
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