This has been reported by the Information and Public Relations Department of the Zaporizhzhia Regional State Administration.
"In 2015-2017, 42 united territorial communities were created in Zaporizhzhia region. In particular, 153 local councils joined together, which makes up 51.17% of the total number of local councils existed before the reform. The territory of united territorial communities covers 52.99% of the total area of the region. More than 50% of the population of Zaporizhzhia region (excluding cities of regional importance) live exactly in the territories of the newly created communities," reads the report.