Debaltseve

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Debaltseve
Дебальцеве
City
Debaltseve railway station
Debaltseve railway station
Flag of Debaltseve
Flag
Coat of arms of Debaltseve
Coat of arms
Debaltseve is located in Ukraine
Debaltseve
Debaltseve
Debaltseve is located in Donetsk Oblast
Debaltseve
Debaltseve
Coordinates: 48°20′N 38°24′E / 48.333°N 38.400°E / 48.333; 38.400Coordinates: 48°20′N 38°24′E / 48.333°N 38.400°E / 48.333; 38.400
Country  Ukraine
Oblast  Donetsk Oblast
Founded 1878
Area 24.31 km2 (9.39 sq mi)
Elevation 308 m (1,010 ft)
Population 25,774

Debaltseve (Ukrainian: Дебальцеве, Russian: Дебальцево) is a city in the Donetsk Oblast (province) of Ukraine. Its population is 25,987 (2013). The city was established in 1878 when a Donetsk Railway station was opened. The town's railway station is a local landmark.

The city is on the eastern edge of Donetsk Oblast, and borders Luhansk Oblast.

The city's population grew from about 9,500 in 1923 to about 34,000 by 1939. It dropped from 35,511 in 1989 to 30,246 in 2001, and dropped further to 25,987 by 2013.[1]

2014 conflict[edit]

Starting Mid-April 2014 pro-Russian separatists captured several towns in Donetsk Oblast;[2][3] including Debaltseve.[4] On 26 July 2014 the city saw heavy fighting.[4] On July 28, Ukrainian forces recaptured control of Debaltseve from pro-Russian separatists.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Native language as of the Ukrainian Census of 2001:[6]

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