City with special status

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City with special status (formerly, "city of republican subordinance") refers to two of Ukraine's 27 administrative regions, which are the cities of Kyiv and Sevastopol.wikipedia
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Administrative divisions of Ukraine

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City with special status (formerly, "city of republican subordinance") refers to two of Ukraine's 27 administrative regions, which are the cities of Kyiv and Sevastopol.
On the first level there are 27 regions: 24 oblasts, one autonomous republic, and two "cities with special status".

Sevastopol

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City with special status (formerly, "city of republican subordinance") refers to two of Ukraine's 27 administrative regions, which are the cities of Kyiv and Sevastopol.
Nevertheless, Ukraine and most of the UN member countries continue to regard Sevastopol as a city with special status within Ukraine.

Ukraine

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City with special status (formerly, "city of republican subordinance") refers to two of Ukraine's 27 administrative regions, which are the cities of Kyiv and Sevastopol.

Kiev

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City with special status (formerly, "city of republican subordinance") refers to two of Ukraine's 27 administrative regions, which are the cities of Kyiv and Sevastopol.
The municipality of the city of Kiev has a special legal status within Ukraine compared to the other administrative subdivisions of the country.

Legal status and local government of Kiev

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Kiev is a national-level subordinated municipality (officially "a city with special status"), which means that the city is directly subordinated to national-level government rather than to the provincial level authorities of Kiev Oblast, which surrounds the city.

Constitution of Ukraine

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Their administrative status is recognized in the Ukrainian Constitution in Chapter IX: Territorial Structure of Ukraine and they are governed in accordance with laws passed by Ukraine's parliament, the Verkhovna Rada.

Verkhovna Rada

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Their administrative status is recognized in the Ukrainian Constitution in Chapter IX: Territorial Structure of Ukraine and they are governed in accordance with laws passed by Ukraine's parliament, the Verkhovna Rada.

Administrative centre

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Although Kyiv is the nation's capital and its own administrative region, the city also serves as the administrative center for Kyiv Oblast (province).

Oblasts of Ukraine

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Although Kyiv is the nation's capital and its own administrative region, the city also serves as the administrative center for Kyiv Oblast (province).

Kiev-Sviatoshyn Raion

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In addition, Kyiv also serves as the administrative center for the oblast's Kiev-Sviatoshyn Raion (district).

Raions of Ukraine

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In addition, Kyiv also serves as the administrative center for the oblast's Kiev-Sviatoshyn Raion (district).

Autonomous Republic of Crimea

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Sevastopol is also administratively separate from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, retaining its special status from Soviet times as closed city, serving as a base for the former Soviet Black Sea Fleet.

Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic

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Sevastopol is also administratively separate from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, retaining its special status from Soviet times as closed city, serving as a base for the former Soviet Black Sea Fleet.

Closed city

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Sevastopol is also administratively separate from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, retaining its special status from Soviet times as closed city, serving as a base for the former Soviet Black Sea Fleet.

Soviet Union

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Sevastopol is also administratively separate from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, retaining its special status from Soviet times as closed city, serving as a base for the former Soviet Black Sea Fleet.

Black Sea Fleet

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Sevastopol is also administratively separate from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, retaining its special status from Soviet times as closed city, serving as a base for the former Soviet Black Sea Fleet.

Ukrainian Navy

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The city was home to the Ukrainian Navy as well as the Russian Black Sea Fleet, although since the Crimean crisis, both Crimea and Sevastopol were annexed by Russia as federal subjects, a move declared illegal by both the Ukrainian government and a majority of the international community.

Annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation

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The city was home to the Ukrainian Navy as well as the Russian Black Sea Fleet, although since the Crimean crisis, both Crimea and Sevastopol were annexed by Russia as federal subjects, a move declared illegal by both the Ukrainian government and a majority of the international community.

Kiev Oblast

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Although Kyiv is the nation's capital and its own administrative region, the city also serves as the administrative center for Kyiv Oblast (province).

Law of Ukraine

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List of cities in Ukraine

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The cities of national significance are officially known as the cities with special status.

City of regional significance (Ukraine)

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There are instances where a municipality may include only the city alone (city proper), while in others instances a municipality may consists of its own subdivisions such as districts in city, similarly to the cities with special status or even other cities which carry designation of cities of district significance.