||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the Ukrainian Wikipedia. (January 2013)|
|City of regional significance|
Komsomolsk on the map of Ukraine
|• Total||33,712 km2 (13,016 sq mi)|
|Population (Jan 1, 2012), including subordinated villages|
|• Total||51 800|
|Time zone||UTC+2, UTC+3|
|Area code(s)||+380 5348|
Komsomolsk (Ukrainian: Комсомо́льськ, Russian: Комсомо́льск), also known as Komsomolsk-on-Dnieper (Ukrainian: Комсомо́льськ-на-Дніпрі, Komsomolsk-na-Dnipri), is a purpose-built mining city in central Ukraine, located on the left bank of the Dnieper river. Komsomolsk is a city of regional significance of Poltava Oblast, practically conurbated with the larger neighboring city of Kremenchuk. Population is 51 800 (2012).
Founded in 1960 as Komsomolsk-na-Dnipri, the city was purposely planned and built as the residential and civic area for the Poltava Mining and Extraction Combinat (now controlled by the Ferrexpo) - the most important iron ore-mining company in Ukraine. 80% of the city residents are employed by the mining industry. There are two gigantic open pit mines and several spoil tips on the city territory, to the north-east and south of the residential area.
The industry is served by several railway stations. However, the passenger service was discontinued and the city relies on intercity and suburban bus links. The combinat operates its own freight river port.
Due to the profitability of mining, small city of Komsomolsk usually ranks high in all-Ukraine city rankings of birth rate, living standards, (un)employment and housing.
- Media related to Category:Komsomolsk at Wikimedia Commons
- Ferrexpo corporate web site
- Law of Ukraine "On the change of city boundaries for the city of Komsomolsk, Poltava Oblast" (Ukrainian)
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