|• Mayor||Yevhen Klep|
|• Total||422 km2 (163 sq mi)|
|• Density||686.9/km2 (1,779/sq mi)|
Horlivka (Ukrainian: Горлівка Ukrainian pronunciation: [ˈɦɔrliu̯kɑ]); known generally as Gorlovka (Russian: Горловка) while a part of the Soviet Union, is a city in the Donetsk Oblast (province) of eastern Ukraine. As of 2001, the city's population was 292,000. It is a coal mining and chemical industry centre. The Horlivka State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages has a two building campus in the center of town.
In 1867, Gorlovka was founded and named for himself by Pyotr Gorlov, to provide basic services to and organization of a series of mining camps.
During the Russian Revolution of 1905, it was the scene of an armed uprising by against which resulted in.
Retained and maintained after the Soviet takeover of the Ukraine, by the 1930s it had expanded considerably and become a major center for mining operations in the Ukrainian S.S.R., its population rising to over 400,000 by the end of World War II.
In recent years many mines have closed, and the city's population fell by more than ten percent during the 1990s.
Famous people from Horlivka
- Yuriy Boyko, Ukrainian politician
- Nikolai Kapustin, Russian composer and pianist
- Ruslan Ponomariov, Ukrainian chess player
- Serhiy Rebrov, Ukrainian footballer
- Arkady Shevchenko, Soviet defector
- Alexander Volkov, Soviet-Russian cosmonaut
Twin towns — Sister cities
Horlivka is twinned with:
|City||Country||Year of Signing|
|Pensacola, Florida||United States|
|Buffalo, New York||United States||2007|
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