Kozelets Raion

Kozelets Raion (Ukrainian: Козелецький район, Kozelets'kyi raion) was one of the 22 administrative raions (a district) of Chernihiv Oblast in northern Ukraine. Its administrative center was located at the urban-type settlement of Kozelets. Its population was 61,636 in the 2001 Ukrainian Census.[3] The raion was abolished on 18 July 2020 as part of the administrative reform of Ukraine, which reduced the number of raions of Chernihiv Oblast to five. The area of Kozelets Raion was merged into Chernihiv Raion.[4][5] The last estimate of the raion population was 42,282 (2020 est.)[6]

Kozelets Raion

Козелецький район
Flag of Kozelets Raion
Coat of arms of Kozelets Raion
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 50°54′0″N 31°07′0″E / 50.90000°N 31.11667°E / 50.90000; 31.11667Coordinates: 50°54′0″N 31°07′0″E / 50.90000°N 31.11667°E / 50.90000; 31.11667
Country Ukraine
RegionChernihiv Oblast
Established7 March 1923
Disestablished18 July 2020
Admin. centerKozelets
  •   1 — city councils
  •   2 — settlement councils
  • 40 — rural councils

  • Number of localities:
      1 — cities
  •   2 — urban-type settlements
  • 106 — villages
  •   2 — rural settlements
 • GovernorSergey Andreev [1]
 • ChairmanVolodymyr Ponomarenko[2]
 • Total2,660 km2 (1,030 sq mi)
 • TotalDecrease 42,282
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Postal index
Area code+380 4646


Kozelets Raion was located in the southwestern part of the Chernihiv Oblast,[7] corresponding to the modern-day boundaries of the Polissia historical regions. To its west and south, it bordered upon Vyshhorod and Brovary Raions of Kyiv Oblast. Its total area constituted 2,660 square kilometres (1,030 sq mi),[3] constituting 8.3 percent of the total area of Chernihiv Oblast.[7]


As part of a full-scale administrative reorganization of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, the Oster Raion was created on March 7, 1923, as an administrative entity of the Nizhyn Okruha; later in July of that year, the Kozelets Raion was also created.[8] During the Holodomor, 508 people died throughout 36 settlements in the Kozelets Raion.[8]

Administrative divisionsEdit

At the time of disestablishment, the raion consisted of four hromadas:[9]

Kozelets Raion was divided in a way that followed the general administrative scheme in Ukraine. Local government was also organized along a similar scheme nationwide. Consequently, raions were subdivided into councils, which were the prime level of administrative division in the country.

Each of the raion's urban localities administered their own councils, often containing a few other villages within its jurisdiction. However, only a handful of rural localities were organized into councils, which also might contain a few villages within its jurisdiction.

Accordingly, the Kozelets Raion was divided into:[3]

  • 1 city council—made up of the city of Oster
  • 2 settlement councils—made up of the urban-type settlements of Desna and Kozelets (administrative center)
  • 40 village councils

Overall, the raion had a total of 111 populated localities, consisting of one city, two urban-type settlements, 106 villages, and 2 rural settlements.[3]

Places of interestEdit


  1. ^ "Head of raion state administration". Kozelets Raion State Administration (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Raion council". Kozelets Raion State Administration (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d "Kozelets Raion, Chernihiv Oblast". Regions of Ukraine and their Structure (in Ukrainian). Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Retrieved 25 March 2013.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Про утворення та ліквідацію районів. Постанова Верховної Ради України № 807-ІХ". Голос України (in Ukrainian). 2020-07-18. Retrieved 2020-10-03.
  5. ^ "Нові райони: карти + склад" (in Ukrainian). Міністерство розвитку громад та територій України.
  6. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Raions of the oblast / Kozeletskyi Raion". Chernihiv Oblast Council (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on 22 December 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Historical reference". Kozelets Raion State Administration (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  9. ^ "Козелецька районна рада (состав до 2020 г.)" (in Russian). Портал об'єднаних громад України.
  10. ^ "Regional Landscape Park Mizhrichynskyi". Ukraina Incognita (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  11. ^ "Kozelets. Cathedral of the Nativity". castles.com.ua (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 26 March 2013.

External linksEdit

  • "Main Page". Kozelets Raion State Administration (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  • "Official site". Kozelets Raion Council (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on 21 March 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2013.