Izmail Oblast

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Izmail Oblast
Ізмаїльська область
Oblast of the Ukrainian SSR

Location of Izmail Oblast
Map of the Ukrainian SSR oblasts during 1946–1954.
Capital Izmaila
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 •  Established as Akkerman Oblast 7 August 1940
 •  Capital moved and oblast
1 December 1940
 •  Merged into Odessa Oblast 15 February 1954
Area 13,188 km2 (5,092 sq mi)
a. The oblast's capital was Akkerman before it was moved to Izmail on 1 December 1940.

Izmail Oblast (Ukrainian: Ізмаїльська область, Izmail’s’ka oblast’) (7 August 1940 — 15 February 1954) was formerly an oblast in the Ukrainian SSR. It had a territory of 13,188 km².

The oblast was organized on 7 August 1940 on the territory, known as Budjak or southern Bessarabia, occupied by the Soviet Union from Romania. It was originally known as Akkerman Oblast (Ukrainian: Акерманська область, Akermans’ka oblast’) until 1 December 1940, i.e. before the oblast center was moved from Akkerman to Izmail. The oblast was administratively subdivided into 13 raions. On 15 February 1954, the oblast was liquidated, and its territory was included into Odessa Oblast.

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