Tarutyne Raion

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Tarutynskyi Raion
Тарутинський район
Raion
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Coat of arms of Tarutynskyi Raion
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Country  Ukraine
Region Odessa Oblast
Established 1957
Admin. center Tarutyne
Subdivisions
Government
 • Governor Viktor Matchin
Area
 • Total 1,874 km2 (724 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total Decrease 41,971
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal index 68500—68558
Area code +380 4847
Website http://tarutino-rda.odessa.gov.ua

Tarutyne Raion (Ukrainian: Тарутинський район Tarutyns'kyj rajon) is a raion (administrative division) in Odessa Oblast in southwestern Ukraine. It is in the historical region of Budjak in southern Bessarabia and its administrative seat is Tarutyne.

In the 2001 Ukrainian Census, the raion had a multi-ethnic population of 45,169 of which 38% were Bessarabian Bulgarians, 25% Ukrainians, 17% Moldovans, 14% Russians, and 6% Gagauz people.[1] The area was formerly home to a number of Bessarabia Germans, which could have once made up a majority in the surrounding areas.

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