Izmail Raion

Rajon Ismail (Ukrainian Ізмаїльський район / rayon Ismajilskykj; Russian Измаильский район / Ismailski raion, Romanian Raionul Ismail ) is a raion ( administrative district) in the southern Ukrainian oblast of Odessa. The center of the Rajons is the city Izmail, but is itself not part Rajon.

The Rajon which existed in another form since 1856, was made in 1940 after the occupation of Bessarabia by the Soviet Union and was in the Oblast Akkerman (from the August 7, 1940 Izmail Oblast ). 1941 the area was again connected Romania, from 1944 it belonged after the reconquest by the Red Army to the Ukrainian SSR. In 1954 the Oblast was dissolved and Ismail Rajon came to Odessa. Since 1991 he is part of today's Ukraine.

The Rajon bordered to the north by the Rajon Bolhrad, in the northeast for a short distance to the Rajon Arzys, to the east by Rajon Kilija, in the south of Romania and to the west by the Jalpuhsee, the Kuhurluj Lake and Rajon Reni.


The population is multi-ethnic (as of 2001):

15,800 ( 28.9 %), Ukrainians 15,100 ( 27.6%) Moldovans 14,100 ( 25.7 %) Bulgarians 8,900 (16.1%) Russians 500 ( 0.9% ) other ( Gagauz, White Russians, Roma)

Administrative Divisions

Urban-type settlement

Villages and settlements