Chemerivtsi Raion

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Location
48°58'35"N
026°22'15"E
Country
 Ukraine
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Chemerivtsi Raion (Ukrainian: Чемеровецький район, Chemerovets'kyi raion) is one of the 20 administrative raions (a district) of the Khmelnytskyi Oblast in western Ukraine. Its administrative center is located in the urban-type settlement of Chemerivtsi. Its population was 51,009 in the 2001 Ukrainian Census and 42,722 in 2012.

Geography

The Chemerivtsi Raion is located in the southwestern part of the Khmelnytskyi Oblast, in the modern-day boundaries of the Podolia historical region. Its total area constitutes 930 square kilometres (360 sq mi). To its west, the raion borders upon the neighboring Ternopil Oblast.

History

The Chemerivtsi Raion was first established on March 7, 1923 as part of a full-scale administrative reorganization of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, from the former territories of Vilkhivtsi and Berezhany volosts (a former administrative division roughly equivalent to that of a modern raion).

Administrative divisions

The Chemerivtsi 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 Chemerivtsi Raion is divided into: 2 settlement councils—made up of the urban-type settlements of Chemerivtsi (administrative center) and Zakupne 33 village councilsOverall, the raion has a total of 70 populated localities, consisting of two urban-type settlements, and 68 villages.
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