The Rajon Soroca is a raion in Moldova. The Rajonshauptstadt is Soroca.
The Rajon located in the northeast of the country on the border with Ukraine along the river Dniester. Its neighboring districts are Drochia, Donduşeni and Floreşti.
The Rajon Soroca exists since 2003. Until February 2003, the area belonged to the larger and now defunct county Soroca ( Judeţul Soroca ).
1959 89 174 inhabitants lived in what is now Rajons. Up to 107 834 100 938 of about 106 062 in 1970 in 1979 in 1989 until 2004, as in all of Moldova decreased the population of the Rajons that was in that year 94 986: In the following decades, the population steadily increased. .
According to the 2004 census put the Moldovans at 89.2 % the proportionally largest ethnic group in Rajon Soroca, followed by Ukrainians at 5.0 %. Smaller minorities in Rajon form the Russians 2.7%, with 1.0% of the Romanians and the Bulgarians and Gagauz, each with 0.1%.
Culture and sights
Located in the capital city of Soroca fortress was built on the site of a Genoese fortress under the voivode Ştefan cel Mare in the 15th century. In an apple -growing area near the village of Rudi, the last preserved on Moldovan territory surveying point of scoring a UNESCO World Heritage Struve arc is.