Bakhchysarai Raion (Russian: Бахчисарайский район; Ukrainian: Бахчисарайський район; Crimean Tatar: Bağçasaray rayonı) is one of the 25 regions of Crimea, currently subject to a territorial dispute between the Russian Federation and Ukraine. Population: 90,911 (2014 Census).[1]

Bakhchysarai Raion
Bağçasaray rayonı
Baydarsky Reserve, Bakhchysarai District
Baydarsky Reserve, Bakhchysarai District
Flag of Bakhchysarai Raion
Official seal of Bakhchysarai Raion
Raion location within Crimea
Coordinates: 44°45′N 33°54′E / 44.750°N 33.900°E / 44.750; 33.900
Country Ukraine (occupied by Russia)
Admin. centerBakhchysarai
  • 1 town
  • 3 urban-type settlements
  • 82 rural localities
 • Total1,589 km2 (614 sq mi)
 • Total90,911
 • Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Dialing code+380-6554

The Bakhchysarai Raion is situated in the southwestern part of the peninsula. Two thirds of the raion's area is mountainous, while the northwestern part of the region is occupied by the coastal plain.

Places of interest edit

The raion contains a great number of historical landmarks of the ancient history and the Middle Ages history of Crimea, among which are so called cave cities Chufut-Kale, Mangup, and others. The administrative centre of the raion, Bakhchysarai, in the past was a capital of the Crimean Khanate. In addition, the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory is located in the town of Nauchniy.

A few other important attractions located within the raion:

In July 2020, the Verkhovna Rada approved an administrative reform in Crimea

2020 Ukrainian Administrative Reform edit

In July 2020, Ukraine conducted an administrative reform throughout its de jure territory. This included Crimea, which was at the time occupied by Russia, and is still ongoing as of October 2023. Crimea was reorganized from 14 raions and 11 municipalities into 10 raions, with municipalities abolished altogether. The territory of Bakhchysarai Raion was expanded to include parts of Sevastopol, but has not yet been implemented due to the ongoing Russian occupation.[3]

Footnotes and references edit

  1. ^ Russian Federal State Statistics Service (2014). "Таблица 1.3. Численность населения Крымского федерального округа, городских округов, муниципальных районов, городских и сельских поселений" [Table 1.3. Population of Crimean Federal District, Its Urban Okrugs, Municipal Districts, Urban and Rural Settlements]. Федеральное статистическое наблюдение «Перепись населения в Крымском федеральном округе». ("Population Census in Crimean Federal District" Federal Statistical Examination) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  2. ^ "Bakhchisaray historical and cultural preserve". Archived from the original on 2013-03-29. Retrieved 2012-11-26.
  3. ^ "Про утворення та ліквідацію районів". Офіційний вебпортал парламенту України (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2023-10-16.

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