Amvrosiivka

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Amvrosiivka
Амвросіївка
Flag of Amvrosiivka
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Official seal of Amvrosiivka
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Coordinates: 47°47′N 38°29′E / 47.783°N 38.483°E / 47.783; 38.483Coordinates: 47°47′N 38°29′E / 47.783°N 38.483°E / 47.783; 38.483
Country Ukraine
Oblast Donetsk
Founded 1869
City status 1938
Area
 • Total 19.4 km2 (7.5 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 19,021
Website http://www.slavrada.gov.ua/

Amvrosiivka (Ukrainian: Амвросіївка; Russian: Амвросиевка; since 1869) is a city and the administrative center of the Amvrosiivka Raion within the Donetsk Oblast (province), and has a population of about 19,021 as of 2012.[1]

It was first founded in 1869 as a train station settlement on the Kursk-Kharkiv-Azov Railway, and it received city status in 1938. Since 1896, a cement factory is located within the city, and cement production has been the dominant industry of the city.[2] Also located within the city is a history museum, industrial technical school, 6 schools, 11 libraries, 9 hospitals, a pharmacy, a movie theater, a club, and a sport stadium.

The city's population peaked at about 24,406 in 1979.[1]

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Native language as of the Ukrainian Census of 2001:[3]

Lenin statue in Amvrosiivka, 2008

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