Storojine? County prefecture building of the interwar period.
|Capital city (Re?edin de jude?)||Storojine?|
|Established||18 December 1918 (Decree No. 3715 for the administration of Bukovina)|
|Ceased to exist||1938|
|o Total||2,653 km2 (1,024 sq mi)|
|o Density||64/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
Storojine? County was a county (jude?) of Romania, in Bukovina, with the capital city at Storojine?. The area was incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1940 (after the Soviet occupation of Northern Bukovina) and again in 1944 (after the Soviet occupation of Romania), and has been part of Ukraine since 1991.
Following the Union of Bukovina with Romania decided by the General Congress of Bukovina on 15/28 November 191, the Storojine? County was created on 18 December 1918 by the Decree No. 3715 for the administration of Bukovina.
In 1940, following the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and the Soviet ultimatum on 26 June 1940, Northern Bukovina (including the whole Storojine? County) was occupied by the Soviet Union and incorporated into the USSR (Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukrainian SSR). Storojine? County was re-established (as part of the Governorate of Bukovina) after Northern Bukovina was recovered by Romania in July 1941, following the invasion of the Soviet Union. Nevertheless, in August 1944 the Northern Bukovina was took over again by the Soviet Army and the borders as of 1 January 1941 were confirmed by the 1947 Paris Peace Treaties.
The Coat of Arms depicted 3 trees in the lower half and a deer in the upper half.
According to the Romanian census of 1930 the population of Storojine? County was 169,894, of which 45.5% were ethnic Ukrainians, 33.9% ethnic Romanians, 9.0% ethnic Jews, 5.3% ethnic Germans, 4.7% ethnic Poles, as well as other minorities. Classified by religion: 78.1% were Orthodox Christian, 9.1% Jewish, 9.1% Roman Catholic, 1.9% Greek Catholic, as well as other minorities.
In 1930 the urban population of Storojine? County was 18,830, which included 31.9% Jews, 31.2% Ukrainians, 20.2% Romanians, 10.7% Poles, 4.2% Germans and 1.5% Russians by ethnicity, as well as other minorities. This population was classified by religion: Classified by religion: 46.2% were Orthodox Christian, 31.9% Jewish, 14.9% Roman Catholic, 6.3% Greek Catholic. 1.2% Lutheran, as well as other minorities.