Komsomolsk, Ukraine

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This article is about an industrial city in Ukraine. For for the port in Far East Russia, see Komsomolsk-on-Amur.
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Komsomolsk
Комсомольськ
city of oblast subordinance
Flag of Komsomolsk
Flag
Coat of arms of Komsomolsk
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Комсомо́льськ-на-Дніпрі
Komsomolsk on the map of Ukraine
Komsomolsk on the map of Ukraine
Oblast Poltava Oblast
Founded 1960
Area
 • Total 33,712 km2 (13,016 sq mi)
Population (Jan 1, 2012), including subordinated villages
 • Total 51 800
Time zone UTC+2, UTC+3
Postal code 39800-39890
Area code(s) +380 5348
Website komsomolsk.org.ua

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 oblast subordination in the Poltava Oblast, practically conurbated with the larger neighboring city of Kremenchuk. Population is 51 800 (2012).

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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.

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Coordinates: 49°01′N 33°40′E / 49.017°N 33.667°E / 49.017; 33.667