Administrative divisions of Crimea

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Administrative divisions of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the Republic of Crimea

The Crimean Peninsula is a disputed area which as a result of the 2014 Crimean crisis is controlled and recognized by Russia as the Republic of Crimea, a federal subject of Russia. At the same time, Ukraine and most UN countries around the world recognize the territory as the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, a part of Ukraine.

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The Republic of Crimea continues to use the administrative divisions of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and is subdivided into 25 territorial entities: 14 districts ( raions ) and 11 city municipalities, officially known as territories governed by city councils. [1] However, in July 2020, Ukraine adopted a reform of its administrative divisions. According to the new divisions, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea only consists of ten districts (raions). [2] The new administrative divisions in Crimea only exist de jure, since Ukraine does not control Crimea and cannot implement their creation.

Under both the Russian (post-April 2014) and the Ukrainian (pre-April 2014) administrative systems, the territory of Crimea excludes the City of Sevastopol.

Administrative divisions

Pre-April 2014 (Ukrainian system: Autonomous Republic of Crimea)

Post-April 2014 (Russian system: Republic of Crimea)

Republic of Crimea Flag of Crimea.svg
Capital: Simferopol
As of 2015: [3]
# of districts
(районы)
14
# of cities/towns
(города)
16

The Russian system largely inherits the Ukrainian setup, with changes to terminology and minor tweaks on the lower levels.

Post-July 2020 (Ukrainian system: Autonomous Republic of Crimea)

Raions of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea as of August 2020 AR Crimea 2020 subdivisions.jpg
Raions of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea as of August 2020

According to the reform of administrative divisions of Ukraine, the municipalities were abolished, and the number of railons reduced. The following raions exist in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, [4] [5] As Crimea is not under Ukrainian control, this administrative division has not been implemented.

Municipal divisions

The municipal divisions of the Republic of Crimea are identical with its administrative divisions. All of the administrative districts of the Republic of Crimea are municipally incorporated as municipal districts, and the cities of oblast significance are municipally incorporated as urban okrugs. [6] [7]

The Autonomous Republic of Crimea has no municipal divisions, as the concept does not exist in Ukraine.

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References

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  3. Государственный комитет Российской Федерации по статистике. Комитет Российской Федерации по стандартизации, метрологии и сертификации. №ОК 019-95 1 января 1997 г. «Общероссийский классификатор объектов административно-территориального деления. Код 35», в ред. изменения №278/2015 от 1 января 2016 г.. (State Statistics Committee of the Russian Federation. Committee of the Russian Federation on Standardization, Metrology, and Certification. #OK 019-95 January 1, 1997 Russian Classification of Objects of Administrative Division (OKATO). Code 35 , as amended by the Amendment #278/2015 of January 1, 2016. ).
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  6. Law of the Republic of Crimea #35-ZRK
  7. Law of the Republic of Crimea #15-ZRK