| Izmail Oblast|
|Oblast of the Ukrainian SSR|
Map of the Ukrainian SSR oblasts during 1946–1954.
45°21′N 28°52′E / 45.350°N 28.867°ECoordinates: 45°21′N 28°52′E / 45.350°N 28.867°E
|•||Established as Akkerman Oblast||7 August 1940|
|•||Capital moved and oblast
|1 December 1940|
|•||Merged into Odessa Oblast||15 February 1954|
|Area||13,188 km2 (5,092 sq mi)|
|a. The oblast's capital was Akkerman before it was moved to Izmail on 1 December 1940.|
The oblast was organized on 7 August 1940 on the territory, known as Budjak or southern Bessarabia, occupied by the Soviet Union from Romania. It was originally known as Akkerman Oblast (Ukrainian: Акерманська область, Akermans’ka oblast’) until 1 December 1940, i.e. before the oblast center was moved from Akkerman to Izmail. The oblast was administratively subdivided into 13 raions. On 15 February 1954, the oblast was liquidated, and its territory was included into Odessa Oblast.
- Akkerman Oblast (Handbook on history of the Communist Party and the Soviet Union)
- Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of USSR of February 15, 1954 about liquidation of the Izmail Oblast of the Ukrainian SSR. Russian version of the Wikisource.
|Wikisource has original works on the topic: Указ Президиума ВС СССР от 15.02.1954 об упразднении Измаильской области Украинской ССР|