Krasnyi Lyman

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Krasnyi Lyman
Красний Лиман
City
Krasnyi Lyman is located in Donetsk Oblast
Krasnyi Lyman
Krasnyi Lyman
Coordinates: 48°59′7″N 37°48′40″E / 48.98528°N 37.81111°E / 48.98528; 37.81111Coordinates: 48°59′7″N 37°48′40″E / 48.98528°N 37.81111°E / 48.98528; 37.81111
Country  Ukraine
Oblast  Donetsk Oblast
Population
 • Total 22,509

Krasnyi Lyman (Ukrainian: Красний Лиман) is a city in Donetsk Oblast (province) of Ukraine. Administratively, it is incorporated as a city of oblast significance. It also serves as the administrative center of Krasnyi Lyman Raion, though it is not a part of the raion. Population: 22,509 (2013 population estimate)[1]; 28,172 (2001).

History[edit]

It was founded in the 17th century by Cossacks as Liman (Lyman). In the course of the administrative reform carried out in 1708 by Peter the Great, Liman was explicitly mentioned as one of the towns included to Azov Governorate.[2][3] The town obtained the prefix Krasnyi (Red) in 1925.

In June 2014, the city was the scene of fighting during the 2014 pro-Russian conflict in Ukraine.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України" (in Ukrainian). State Service of Statistics. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Указ об учреждении губерний и о росписании к ним городов (Russian)
  3. ^ Архивный отдел Администрации Мурманской области. Государственный Архив Мурманской области. (1995). Административно-территориальное деление Мурманской области (1920-1993 гг.). Справочник. Мурманск: Мурманское издательско-полиграфическое предприятие "Север". pp. 19–20. 
  4. ^ (4 June 2014). Ukraine crisis: Rebels take bases in Luhansk region, BBC News

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