Starobesheve Raion

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Starobeshivskyi Raion
Старобешівський район
Raion
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Country  Ukraine
Region Donetsk Oblast
Established 1923
Admin. center Starobesheve
Subdivisions
Government
 • Governor Vasyl′ Pan′ko
Area
 • Total 1,282 km2 (495 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total Decrease 50,675
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal index 87200—87272
Area code +380 6253

Starobesheve Raion (Ukrainian: Старобешівський район) is one of the 33 raions of Donetsk Oblast, located in southeastern Ukraine. The administrative center of the raion is the urban-type settlement of Starobesheve. Population: 50,675 (2013 est.)[1].

One of the towns in the raion is Novyi Svit.[2] On 29 July 2014, Ukrainian forces reportedly secured this town from pro-Russian separatists.[2][3] Starting mid-April 2014 pro-Russian separatists captured several towns in Donetsk Oblast.[4][5]

Demographics

According to the 2001 Ukrainian Census:[6]

Ethnicity
Ukrainians 29,170 52.1%
Russians 17,761 31.7%
Greeks 7,491 13.4%
Belarusians 397 0.7%
Azerbaijanis 241 0.4%
Germans 171 0.3%
Armenians 122 0.2%

References

  1. "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 January 2015.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 (Ukrainian) Battalion "Azov" occupied the city Novyi Svit in Donetsk, Ukrayinska Pravda (24 July 2014)
  3. http://www.nrcu.gov.ua/en/148/572407/
  4. http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117387/putin-accidentally-helping-unite-eastern-and-western-ukraine
  5. http://en.itar-tass.com/world/735082
  6. "Національний склад та рідна мова населення Донецької області" (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on 27 November 2012. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help); Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>