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
2014 pro-Russian conflict in Ukraine the town was captured Mid-April 2014 [1 ] by [2 ] pro-Russian separatists. [3 ] The city was eventually retaken by Ukrainian forces on 7 July 2014, along with [4 ] Druzhkivka. [5 ] [6 ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Ukrainian government troops target further gains". Market Watch (The Wall Street Journal). July 6, 2014.
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Coordinates: 48°32′N 37°43′E / 48.533°N 37.717°E