A rural council or officially, village council (Ukrainian: сільська́ ра́́да, silska rada), often shortened to (Ukrainian: сільра́́да, silrada) is a local government area that is associated with rural populated places in Ukraine. These populated places can refer to either villages (Ukrainian: село, selo) or rural settlements (Ukrainian: селище, selysche).

Their status was defined by a 1997 Verkhovna Rada law "On the Local Self-Government of Ukraine."[1]

In 2015, there was a total of 10,279 rural councils.[2]

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