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Shakhtarsk (Ukrainian: Шахтарськ) or Shakhtyorsk (Russian: Шахтёрск) is a city in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine. Regionally, the city is an administrative urban enclave also consisting of cities Torez and Snizhne and surrounded by Shakhtarsk Raion. It serves as the administrative center of Shakhtarsk Raion which it does not belong to. Its population is approximately 49,482 (2017 est.)[1].

Shakhtarsk (Шахтарськ)

Shakhtyorsk (Шахтёрск)
Flag of Shakhtarsk (Шахтарськ)
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Official seal of Shakhtarsk (Шахтарськ)
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Shakhtarsk (Шахтарськ) is located in Donetsk Oblast
Shakhtarsk (Шахтарськ)
Shakhtarsk (Шахтарськ)
Shakhtarsk (Шахтарськ) is located in Ukraine
Shakhtarsk (Шахтарськ)
Shakhtarsk (Шахтарськ)
Coordinates: 48°02′49″N 38°28′7″E / 48.04694°N 38.46861°E / 48.04694; 38.46861Coordinates: 48°02′49″N 38°28′7″E / 48.04694°N 38.46861°E / 48.04694; 38.46861
CountryUkraine
OblastDonetsk
Founded1953
Incorporated1953
Area
 • Total51 km2 (20 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)
 • Total51,007
ClimateDfb
Websitehttp://www.shahtarsk.org.ua/

HistoryEdit

The city was established in 1953 in place of a mining town of Katyk and villages Oleksiyevo-Orlivka and Vilkhivske.

The city municipality also includes four towns Kontarne, Moskovske, Serdyte, and Stizhkivske; and some nine smaller villages: Viktoria, Vinnytske, Hirne, Dorofiyenko, Dubove, Zarichne, Kyshchenko, Lobanivka, Chumaky.

Starting mid-April 2014, the self-proclaimed People's Republic of Donetsk occupied towns in Donetsk Oblast;[2][3] including Shakhtarsk.[4] On 27 July 2014, Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian local militia claimed Ukrainian troops had entered Shakhtarsk.[5][6] On 30 July 2014, the DPR militia resumed control of the city.[7]

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2001 Ukrainian Census:[8]

Ethnicity
Ukrainians 41,951 57.7%
Russians 27,412 37.7%
Belarusians 1,080 1.5%
Tatars 689 0.9%
Moldovans 189 0.3%

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  2. ^ https://newrepublic.com/article/117387/putin-accidentally-helping-unite-eastern-and-western-ukraine
  3. ^ http://en.itar-tass.com/world/735082
  4. ^ http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/specter-of-violence-in-eastern-ukraine-keeps-voters-from-polls-349162.html
  5. ^ http://en.interfax.com.ua/news/general/215712.html
  6. ^ http://en.ria.ru/world/20140727/191358785/Ukraines-Tank-Convoy-Enters-Eastern-City-of-Shakhtarsk.html
  7. ^ http://en.itar-tass.com/world/742851
  8. ^ "Національний склад та рідна мова населення Донецької області" [Ethnic and linguistic composition of Donetsk Oblast] (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on 27 November 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)