Boykivske Raion

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Boykivske Raion
Бойківський район
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Kintra  Ukraine
Region Donetsk Oblast
Established 1923
Admeen. centre Boykivske (de jure)
Myrne (de facto)[1][2]
 • Govrenor Olga Afenkina
 • Total 812.92 km2 (313.87 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Tot Decrease 29,550
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Simmer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal index 87100-87182
Aurie code +380 6279

Boykivske Raion (Ukrainian: Бойківський район, Boykivskyi raion) is ane o the 18 admeenistrative raions (a destrict) o Donetsk Oblast, locatit in sootheastren Ukraine. The admeenistrative centre o the destrict is locatit in the urban-teep dounset o Boykivske. Population: 29,550 (2013 est.)[3] Till 2016 it wis kent as Telmanove Raion namit efter the German Communist leader Ernst Thälmann.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

As the result o the 1951 Pols–Soviet territorial exchynge, the Soviet authorities deportit an resettled approximately 400 faimilies o Boykos frae veelage o Chorna (theday Czarna in Poland), the umwhile Nyzhni Ustryky Raion o Drohobych Oblast that wis transferred tae Poland.

On 9 Dizember 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's naitional pairlament, chyngit the boondars an tot aurie o the Telmanove Raion tae encompass 812.92 km2 (313.87 sq mi). The destrict's admeenistration biggins an govrenment wis muivit tae the Myrne urban-teep dounset follaein the events surroondin the War in Donbass.[1][2]

A smaw pairt o the raion on the wast bank o the Kalmius river is ower Ukrainian airmy control, frae the north ceety o Starohnativka tae the sooth ceety o Mykolaivka.

In 2016 the Verkhovna Rada renamit the raion intae Boykivske efter its admeenistrative center.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Telmanove borders Novoazovsk Raion tae its sooth, Volodarske Raion tae its southwest, Volnovakha Raion tae its wast, Starobesheve Raion tae its north. Tae the east o the Telmanove Raion stretches the internaitional Russia-Ukraine border.

Admeenistrative diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

The destrict is dividit intae three dounset cooncils an twal landwart cooncils.

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae the 2001 Ukrainian Census:[4]

Ukrainians 20,442 57.8%
Roushies 7,359 20.8%
Greeks (Urums) 6,172 17.5%
Tatars 623 1.8%
Belaroushies 165 0.5%
Germans 152 0.4%

Note: Urums are Turkic speakin Greeks. Mony o thaim wur deportit here afore the First annexation o Crimea bi the Roushie Empire frae Balaklava which ance wis a cultural centre o Pontic Greeks (see an aw Mariupol Greek).

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Coordinates: 47°32′N 37°46′E / 47.533°N 37.767°E / 47.533; 37.767