Kostiantynivka

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Kostiantynivka
Костянтинівка
City
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Flag
Coat of arms of Kostiantynivka
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Kostiantynivka is located in Ukraine
Kostiantynivka
Kostiantynivka
Coordinates: 48°32′N 37°43′E / 48.533°N 37.717°E / 48.533; 37.717
Country  Ukraine
Oblast  Donetsk Oblast
Raion Kostiantynivka Raion
Founded 1870
Area 66 km2 (25 sq mi)
Population 94,886

Kostiantynivka (Ukrainian: Костянтинівка, Russian: Константиновка) is an industrial city in the Donetsk Oblast (province) of eastern Ukraine, on the Krivoy Torets River, the center of Kostiantynivka Raion (district). It's also known as Kostyantynivka or Konstantinovka. It developed in the Soviet era into a major centre for the production of iron, zinc, steel and glass. In 2001 the population was 95,111.

History[edit]

In 1870 Kostiantynivka was founded by a land owner Nomikossov who built the settlement in honor of his oldest son, Kostiantyn. In the beginning of the 20th century Kostiantynivka developed into an industrial settlement, and was later raised into the rank of an urban type (1926). In 1932 Kostyantynivka was granted municipal rights.

During the 2014 pro-Russian conflict in Ukraine the town was captured Mid-April 2014[1][2] by pro-Russian separatists.[3][4] The city was eventually retaken by Ukrainian forces on 7 July 2014, along with Druzhkivka.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117387/putin-accidentally-helping-unite-eastern-and-western-ukraine
  2. ^ http://en.itar-tass.com/world/735082
  3. ^ http://www.croatiantimes.com/news/Around_the_World/2014-06-13/35768/Working_Tank_On_Plinth_Inspires_Army_To_Plunder_Museums
  4. ^ http://en.itar-tass.com/world/735082
  5. ^ "Ukrainian government troops target further gains". Market Watch (The Wall Street Journal). July 6, 2014. 
  6. ^ http://www.ukrinform.ua/eng/news/ukrainian_flag_raised_over_kostiantynivka_town_council_323472

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Coordinates: 48°32′N 37°43′E / 48.533°N 37.717°E / 48.533; 37.717