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|City of regional significance|
|• Total||95.64 km2 (36.93 sq mi)|
|Elevation||217 m (712 ft)|
|• Density||1,091/km2 (2,830/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Postal code||93100 — 93199|
|Area code(s)||+380 6451|
Lysychansk (Russian: Лисичанск,Ukrainian: Лисичанськ) is a city in the Luhansk Oblast (region) of south-eastern Ukraine. The city is designated as its own separate raion (district) within the oblast, and is located on the high right bank of the Seversky Donets River, approximately 90 km from the oblast capital, Luhansk.
In 1952, Lysychansk became the regional center. The present borders of Lysychansk were finalized by the mid-1960s.
- In 1962 the city of Sieverodonetsk separated from Lysychansk and became its own independent city.
- In 1963 towns of Novodruzhesk and Pryvillia were included in the city limits of Lysychansk and became cities.
- In 1965 Lysychansk incorporated the cities of Verkhnye and Proletarsk.
Now, the administration of the Lysychansk Municipality includes cities:
Together with the cities of Sieverodonetsk, Rubizhne, Kreminna and the nearest towns, the Lysychansk area constitutes a major urban and industrialized hub of the Donets basin area, with a population of about 353,000 (2009).
- 1 Geography
- 2 Climate
- 3 History
- 4 Population
- 5 Industry
- 6 Shopping centers and supermarkets
- 7 Media
- 8 Education
- 9 Attractions
- 10 Transportation
- 11 Politics
- 12 Famous people
- 13 Demographics
- 14 Gallery
- 15 References
- 16 External links
Lysychansk is located in the North-Western part of the Luhansk region, 90 km from Luhansk, on the high right bank of the Seversky Donets River. The area is surrounded by large hills, ravines and valleys. The city is interestingly situated on the northern spur of the Donetsk Ridge (Донецький кряж). This picturesque area was once called "Deer Mountain".
Lysychansk is located in the continental climate of the steppe zone of Ukraine. Water resources stemming from here are one of the most important resources. Seversky Donets is the main water artery of the Lysychansk and the whole region. The length of the Seversky Donets River within the city is 26.5 km. Belenkaya River, a tributary of the Donets River, flows through the southern part of the city, the length of the river within the city is 7.7 km.
Lysychansk - Ukrainian regional cities
|Luhansk||445,900||89 km (55 mi)|
|Donetsk||975,959||141 km (88 mi)|
|Kharkiv||1,442,910||242 km (150 mi)|
|Dnipropetrovsk||1,001,612||320 km (200 mi)|
|Zaporizhia||770,411||334 km (208 mi)|
|Poltava||298,652||387 km (240 mi)|
|Sumy||283,700||429 km (267 mi)|
|Kirovohrad||239,400||563 km (350 mi)|
|Cherkasy||286,037||621 km (386 mi)|
|Mykolaiv||498,748||641 km (398 mi)|
|Kherson||358,000||682 km (424 mi)|
|Simferopol||362,366||699 km (434 mi)|
|Kyiv||2,847,200||720 km (450 mi)|
|Odesa||1,003,705||773 km (480 mi)|
|Chernihiv||296,008||783 km (487 mi)|
|Zhytomyr||271,172||858 km (533 mi)|
|Vinnytsia||370,100||883 km (549 mi)|
|Khmelnytskyi||290,100||1,011 km (628 mi)|
|Rivne||256,774||1,045 km (649 mi)|
|Lutsk||255,095||1,118 km (695 mi)|
|Ternopil||218,641||1,137 km (706 mi)|
|Chernivtsi||259,419||1,185 km (736 mi)|
|Lviv||729,842||1,259 km (782 mi)|
|Ivano-Frankivsk||226,124||1,323 km (822 mi)|
|Uzhhorod||116,400||1,529 km (950 mi)|
Lysychansk - European capitals
|Chisinau Moldova||728,700||886 km (551 mi)|
|Moscow Russia||11,979,529||920 km (570 mi)|
|Tbilisi Georgia||1,693,768||1,196 km (743 mi)|
|Minsk Belarus||1,917,344||1,215 km (755 mi)|
|Bucharest Romania||1,883,425||1,320 km (820 mi)|
|Vilnius Lithuania||537,152||1,404 km (872 mi)|
|Warsaw Poland||1,810,598||1,491 km (926 mi)|
|Istanbul Turkey||13,854,740||1,610 km (1,000 mi)|
|Riga Latvia||695,539||1,629 km (1,012 mi)|
|Sofia Bulgaria||1,204,685||1,680 km (1,040 mi)|
|Tallinn Estonia||429,899||1,765 km (1,097 mi)|
|Budapest Hungary||1,740,041||1,851 km (1,150 mi)|
|Bratislava Slovakia||462,603||2,054 km (1,276 mi)|
|Berlin Germany||3,292,365||2,055 km (1,277 mi)|
|Vienna Austria||1,730,278||2,061 km (1,281 mi)|
|Prague Czech Republic||1,284,927||2,133 km (1,325 mi)|
|Copenhagen Denmark||1,213,822||2,484 km (1,543 mi)|
|Athens Greece||1,442,910||2,492 km (1,548 mi)|
|Brussels Belgium||163,210||2,783 km (1,729 mi)|
|Bern Switzerland||133,868||2,942 km (1,828 mi)|
|Rome Italy||2,777,979||3,074 km (1,910 mi)|
|Stockholm Sweden||871,952||3,127 km (1,943 mi)|
|Paris France||2,243,833||3,135 km (1,948 mi)|
|Madrid Spain||3,273,049||4,416 km (2,744 mi)|
|Lisbon Portugal||545,245||4,880 km (3,030 mi)|
Lysychansk - World capital
|Ankara Turkey||4,338,620||1,092 km (679 mi)|
|Helsinki Finland||610,601||1,522 km (946 mi)|
|Nicosia Cyprus||310,355||1,583 km (984 mi)|
|Tehran Iran||7,705,036||1,812 km (1,126 mi)|
|Jerusalem Israel||890,428||1,921 km (1,194 mi)|
|Oslo Norway||629,313||2,150 km (1,340 mi)|
|Cairo Egypt||9,120,350||2,181 km (1,355 mi)|
|Astana Kazakhstan||780,880||2,356 km (1,464 mi)|
|London United Kingdom||8,308,369||2,735 km (1,699 mi)|
|Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates||921,000||3,050 km (1,900 mi)|
|Dublin Ireland||525,383||3,114 km (1,935 mi)|
|Algiers Algeria||3,415,811||3,155 km (1,960 mi)|
|Reykjavík Iceland||119,108||3,895 km (2,420 mi)|
|New Delhi India||302,363||3,989 km (2,479 mi)|
|Beijing China||20,693,000||6,011 km (3,735 mi)|
|Ottawa Canada||883,391||7,764 km (4,824 mi)|
|Tokyo Japan||13,185,502||7,851 km (4,878 mi)|
|Pretoria South Africa||741,651||8,327 km (5,174 mi)|
|Washington, D.C. United States||646,449||8,398 km (5,218 mi)|
|Jakarta Indonesia||10,187,595||8,979 km (5,579 mi)|
|Havana Cuba||2,106,146||10,112 km (6,283 mi)|
|Brasília Brazil||2,789,761||11,054 km (6,869 mi)|
|Mexico City Mexico||8,851,080||11,352 km (7,054 mi)|
|Buenos Aires Argentina||2,890,151||13,272 km (8,247 mi)|
|Canberra Australia||367,752||14,304 km (8,888 mi)|
Lysychansk has a humid continental climate (Dfb/Dfa) according to the Köppen climate classification system.
Summers are warm and sometimes humid with average high temperatures of 26–27 °C (78.8–80.6 °F) and lows of 14–15 °C (57.2–59 °F). Winters are relatively cold with average high temperatures of -1 °C (30.2 °F) and lows of −8 to -6 °C (17.6 to 21.2 °F). Spring and autumn are generally chilly to mild.
The highest ever temperature recorded in the city was 41.0 °C (105.8 °F) on June 1984. The coldest temperature ever recorded in the city was −34.0 °C (−29.2 °F) on February 1954.
Annual precipitation is 480 millimeters (18.9 in) with moderate rainfall throughout the year. Light snowfall mainly occurs from December through March, but snow cover does not usually remain for long.
|Climate data for Lysychansk|
|Record high °C (°F)||16.0
|Average high °C (°F)||−3.0
|Daily mean °C (°F)||−6.0
|Average low °C (°F)||−9
|Record low °C (°F)||−32.0
|Rainfall mm (inches)||32.0
|Avg. rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm)||6.0||5.0||7.0||9.0||9.0||8.0||7.0||5.0||7.0||9.0||9.0||8.0||89|
|Source: Microsoft Corporation program "Weather"|
The History of the Donetsk coal basin began in 1700 with the decree by Peter I to search for ore deposits, leading to the development of Lysychansk - "the cradle of Donbas (Донбас)". This type of coal mining lead to "pit heaps"- piles of rocks on the surface in the shape of large pyramids.
The territory of Lysychansk, like other lands in the area, since the Mongol-Tatar invasion until Mid 18th century had not been settled. On the left bank of the Seversky Donets River were the river towns of Borovsky, Trehizbensky and others, settled by educated runaway peasants of 18th century. These communities were suppressed and destroyed during the Bulavin Uprising started by the decree of Peter I. They reappeared only after two or three decades. Not destroyed, but moved to other areas (see map Boplana 1825), was Voronovo (Вороново) (founded by Khokhlova Coassacks), Syrotyne (Сиротино) (Popov and Sirotina Cossacks), Borovenki (Боровеньки) (partly settled by Borovschan after the burning of the settlement Bohr), Metelkina (Метелкино) (Metelnikova Cossacks) and Smolyaninovo (Смоляниново) (Smolkina Cossacks).
During the 2014 pro-Russian conflict in Ukraine the town was captured early April 2014 by pro-Russian separatists. On 22 July 2014 Ukrainian Ukrinform reported that the separatists "massively leave Lysychansk" with "seized cars from the population and in parking lots"; Russian ITAR-TASS reported the same day that the separatists had "decided to leave the town in order to save the population and stop clashes". The next day heavy fighting continued around the town while the Ukrainian National Guard and the Ukrainian army released a statement that stated "the military plan to free Lysychansk, Luhansk region, from terrorist groups in the near future". On 24 July 2014 the Ukrainian army claimed its troops had entered Lysychansk and its Col. Andriy Lysenko stated "We will take the town, and the road will be open to Horlivka, then Donetsk". On 25 July 2014, Ukrainian forces secured the city from the pro-Russian separatists.
- As of 01.04.2010 the population of Lyscychansk was 104,314. The total population of the surrounding area governed by the city council is 120,085 people. (2013) 
- According to the 2001 Census the population was 115,229 people, total area governed by the city council was 133,258 people.
- According to the 1989 census the population was 127,000 people.
When Lysychansk was a city in the Soviet Union it was among the biggest industrial centres in Luhansk Oblast. It kept this status long after Ukraine became independent in 1991. But since 2010 most major plants have been closed leading to massive lay-offs.
The city and the surrounding area has 5 coal mines owned by Lysychanskvuhillya. Production of coal reserves amount to 179.7 million tons. Production capacity - 2,8 million tons of coal per year.
Companies that are:
- Lysychansk Factory of Technical Textiles
- Lysychansk Gelatin Plant
- Lysychansk Engineering Works
- Lysychansk Brewery
- Lysychansk Plant of Reinforced Concrete
- Lysychansk Factory of Christmas Tree Decorations
- Lysychansk Factory of Garment
Companies that are under construction:
- Lysychansk Refinery Plant
- Lysychansk Soda Plant → Lysychansk Cement Plant
- Lysychansk Plant of Glassworks
- Lysychansk Plant of Rubber Products
- Lysychansk Plant of Meat
- Lysychansk Plant of Bakery
- Lysychansk Plant of Dairy
- Lysychansk Plant of Rare Gases
- Lysychansk Heat Elektrotsentral
- Lysychansk Tire-Repair Plant
- Lysychansk Farm of Poultry
Shopping centers and supermarkets
- Shopping centers:
"Кристалл", "Донбасс", "Лемон", "Октал", "Морозко плаза".
"Сільпо", "Абсолют", "АТБ", "Парус", "Брусниця".
- Electronics Stores:
"Фокстрот", "Comfy", "Diawest"
- The newspaper "Новый путь"
- Television and Radio Company "Акцент"
- Publishing house "Час Пик"
- Child Care №1 "Шпачок"
- Child Care №2 "Бірюза"
- Child Care №3 "Дюймовочка"
- Child Care №4 "Росинка"
- Child Care №5 "Усмішка"
- Child Care №6 "Чайка"
- Child Care №7 "Іскорка"
- Child Care №8 "Світлячок"
- Kindergarten №9 "Червона шапочка"
- Child Care №10 "Малятко"
- Child Care №12 "Катруся"
- Child Care №13 "Ромашка"
- Child Care №14 "Теремок"
- Child Care "Колосок"
- Comprehensive School І-ІІІ levels №2
- Comprehensive School І-ІІІ levels №3
- Comprehensive School І-ІІІ levels №4
- Comprehensive School І-ІІІ levels №5
- Special School І-ІІІ levels № 8
- Comprehensive School І-ІІ levels №9
- Comprehensive School І-ІІІ levels №12
- Comprehensive School І-ІІІ levels №13
- Comprehensive School І-ІІІ levels №14
- Comprehensive School І-ІІ levels №18
- Comprehensive School І-ІІ levels №24
- Comprehensive School І-ІІІ levels №26
- Comprehensive School І-ІІІ levels №27
- Comprehensive School І-ІІІ levels №30
- Educational Complex School I-II levels - Lyceum "Гарант"
- Lysychansk Lyceum
- Lysychansk Multidisciplinary Gymnasium
- Vocational Technical School № 51
- Higher Vocational School № 94
- Lysychansk Medical School
- Lysychansk Professional Building Lyceum
- Lysychansk Professional Commercial and Culinary Lyceum
- Lysychansk Professional Mining and Industrial Lyceum
- Lysychansk Taras Shevchenko Pedagogical College
- Lysychansk Mountain College
- Lysychansk Petrochemical College
- Lysychansk Branch Donbas State Technical University
- Lysychansk of teaching and counseling center Luhansk State University of Internal Affairs
- Lysychansk Children's Musical School №1
- Lysychansk Children's Musical School №2
- Fox Beam - "the cradle of Donbas."
- Pereezdnyanskaya Church.
- National History Museum and the Polovtsian stone images (center, Lenin).
- Monument to the first mine in the Donbas Region.
- Monument Rudoznattsu Gregory Kapustin (the central market).
- Monument to Marshal of the Soviet Union Kliment Voroshilov (District Pereizna).
- House-Museum of Marshal of the Soviet Union Kliment Voroshilov (St.Pereezdnaya, the former switch tower) - destroyed.
- T34 Tank - a monument to the defenders and liberators of Lysychansk (Lenin).
- Monument Lysychanam - pilots of the WWII (District RTI, on a former airfield).
- WWII Memorial «Привольнянский плацдарм»
- "Chernobyl" Monument
- Monument to the Soviet Poet Vladimir Nikolaevich Sosyury (Glass District, Square at DC).
- Palace of Culture. Vladimir Nikolaevich Sosyury with a mosaic mural on the theme "Power to the Soviets" and "Astronaut" (Glass-district).
- Claw lake and Recreation area
- City Park "Water Station"
- Gresovsky Recreation Park: in the woods on the left bank of the Seversky Donets River opposite of the Mount of Kirov. The park is now under repair. Between 1940 - 1960 the recreation park of the city, "Lyssoda" and Power Plant was full of attractions and a great stadium for sporting events.
- Конгрессов Яр (Гельмерсенов Яр) - Geological Monument. Long, curved ravine with steep slopes at the end Sverdlova street, which stretches to the railway station Pereizna. On the surface you can see Paleozoic-Mesozoic geological formations. In the 1860s geological expeditions of Academician Gregory Helmersen were carried out, the ravine is now named for him. In the postwar years in the Donbas geological studies were conducted by the World Geological Congress, whose members visited Lysychansk and Gelmersenov Yar.,.
- №1 Plant "Пролетарій" - Brick Plant — € 0.09 or 0,12$
- №2 is currently closed.
- №3 Central Market - Comprehensive School І-ІІІ levels №3 — € 0.09 or 0,12$
A large number of buses run to and from Lysychansk as well as within the city. Most of the buses running in and out of the city stop running after 6 pm.
- №101: Central Market - mine "Чорноморка"
- №106: Central Market - Berezove
- №107: Central Market - Dibrovka
- №109: Central Market - Plant of Rubber Products — € 0.2 or 0,28$
- №111: Central Market - Plant "Пролетарій" — € 0.11 or 0.16$
- №112: Central Market - Glass Plant — € 0.2 or 0,28$
- №114: Glass Plant - Plant of Rubber Products — € 0.14 or 0,2$
- №191: Central Market - Glass Plant — Plant of Rubber Products — € 0.2 or 0,28$
Railway Station Lysychansk
From the city centre the railway station can be reached by foot, down Malinowski Street, starting from the Central Market (15-20 minute walk) or by bus "Lysychansk - Severodonetsk."
The town has three railway stations: Nasvetevich, Pereizna, Volcheyarskaya, as well as 956th km (stop is for diesel commuter trains). Almost all transit distance trains stop at Stations Pereizna and Volcheyarskaya, allowing residents of Southern Lysychansk not to be dependent on the central railway station.
Trains running through Lysychansk allow access to all of Ukraine as well as run to Russia and Belarus.
Regular bus service is available to many Ukrainian cities. There are direct buses to Donetsk, Kharkiv, Berdyansk, Meriupol, etc.
The nearest airport is located 12 kilometers from the city center, located in Sieverodonetsk. Built in 1968 the airport is to serve residents and workers of the surrounding cities. The airport is administered by the Lysychansk District pipeline OAO Ukrtransnafta.
- Gregory Kapustin- Russian rudoznatets.
- Vladimir Chernikov (monumental artist, painter)
- Kliment Voroshilov - Marshal of the Soviet Union, Hero of the Soviet Union, the Politburo Central Committee, President of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR | Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.
- Volodymyr Sosyura - Ukrainian Soviet poet.
- Peter Severs- Ukrainian writer.
- Dmitry Lalenkov - Honored actor theater and film.
- Kuzema Vadim - author and performer of songs in the style of Russian chanson, nominee of the prize "Chanson, in 2006".
- Igor Sergeyev - Ministry of Defense of Russia | Russian Defense Minister from 1997–2001, Marshal of the Russian Federation.
- Nicholas Chuzhikov - Olympic rowing champion.
- 1989 - 127,000 inhabitants
- 2001 - 115,000 inhabitants
- 2010 - 105,200 inhabitants
Next to the SBU building.
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