Balta Raion

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Balta Raion
Балтський район
Raion
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Flag
Coat of arms of Balta Raion
Coat of arms
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Country  Ukraine
Region Odessa Oblast
Established 7 March 1923
Admin. center Balta
Subdivisions
Area
 • Total 1,317 km2 (508 sq mi)
Population (2012[1])
 • Total Decrease 43,077
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal index 66100—66163
Area code +380 4866
Website Official website

Balta Raion (Ukrainian: Балтський район, Balts'kyi raion) is one of the 26 administrative raions (a district) of the Odessa Oblast in southwestern Ukraine. Its administrative center is located in the city of Balta. Its population was 48,604 at the 2001 Ukrainian Census[2] and 43,077 on 1 January 2012.[1]

Geography

The Balta Raion is located in the northern part of the Odessa Oblast.[1]

History

The Balta Raion was first established on 7 March 1923 as part of a full-scale administrative reorganization of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.[2]

Administrative divisions

The Balta Raion is divided in a way that follows the general administrative scheme in Ukraine. Local government is also organized along a similar scheme nationwide. Consequently, raions are subdivided into councils, which are the prime level of administrative division in the country.

Each of the raion's urban localities administer their own councils, often containing a few other villages within its jurisdiction. However, only a handful of rural localities are organized into councils, which also may contain a few villages within its jurisdiction.

Accordingly, the Balta Raion is divided into:[2]

  • 1 city council—made up of the city of Balta (administrative center)
  • 24 village councils

Overall, the raion has a total of 42 populated localities, consisting of one city, and 41 villages.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "General information". Balta Raion State Administration (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 21 March 2013.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Balta Raion, Odessa Oblast". Regions of Ukraine and their Structure (in Ukrainian). Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 March 2013.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

  • Media related to Category:Balta Raion at Wikimedia Commons
  • "Balta Raion". Balta Raion State Administration (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 21 March 2013.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • "Balta Raion Council". Official web-site of the Balta Raion Council (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 21 March 2013.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>