List of raions of Ukraine

Raions of Ukraine (often translated "districts"; Ukrainian: райони України, romanized: raiony Ukrainy) are the second level of administrative division in Ukraine, below the oblast ("region").

Raions of Ukraine
Raions Ukraine after the administrative reform of 2020
CategorySecond level of subdivision
Location Ukraine
Created
  • 2020 as part of decentralization reform in Ukraine
Number136 (as of 2020)
Populations~150,000
Areas1,200 km2 (460 sq mi)
Government
  • Raion Council
Subdivisions

As an administrative unit raions have existed in Ukraine since 1922 as part of an administrative reform in the Soviet Union.[1][nb 1] On 17 July 2020, the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's parliament) approved the administrative reform to merge most of the existing 490 raions, resulting in creation of 136 new raions.[3] The amalgamated hromadas have taken over most tasks of the raions (education, healthcare, sport facilities, culture, and social welfare).[4]