Sievierodonetsk

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Severodonetsk
Сєвєродонецьк
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Severodonetsk is located in Ukraine
Severodonetsk
Severodonetsk
Location of Severodonetsk
Coordinates: 48°56′0″N 38°30′0″E / 48.93333°N 38.50000°E / 48.93333; 38.50000Coordinates: 48°56′0″N 38°30′0″E / 48.93333°N 38.50000°E / 48.93333; 38.50000
Country
Oblast
Raion
Ukraine
Luhansk Oblast
Severodonetsk City Municipality
Founded 1934
City status 1958
Area
 • Total 50 km2 (20 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 121,000
Area code(s) +380 6452(645)
Website www.sed-rada.gov.ua

Sievierodonetsk (Ukrainian: Сєвєродонецьк; Russian: Северодонецк, Severodonetsk) is a city in the Luhansk Oblast (province) of south-eastern Ukraine. The city is designated as its own separate raion (district) within the oblast[clarification needed], and is located on the Seversky Donets River, approximately 110 km (68 mi) to the north north west from the oblast capital, Luhansk.

Sievierodonetsk has several factories and an important chemical production center "Azot" (English: Nitrogen). There is a domestic airport in a nearby city.[citation needed]

During the 2014 pro-Russian conflict in Ukraine the town was captured late May 2014[1] by pro-Russian separatists.[2] On 10 July 2014 the separatists claimed the town was shelled by the Ukrainian. army[3] [4] Separatists responded with counter-battery artillery fire.[citation needed] On 21 July 2014, Ukrainian forces captured the city from the pro-Russian separatists.[5] The next days heavy fighting continued around the town; on 23 July 2014 the National Guard of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Army released a statement that said they were "continuing the cleansing of Severodonetsk.[6][7] Severodonetsk has been the acting administrative center of Luhansk Oblast due to Luhansk being occupied by militants, similarly to Mariupol acting as the administrative center of Donetsk Oblast during the War in Donbass.[8][9]

Demographics[edit]

  • 1939 – 5,000 inhabitants
  • 1959 – 33,200 inhabitants
  • 1970 – 90,000 inhabitants
  • 1975 – 107,000 inhabitants
  • 1991 - 131,000 inhabitants
  • 2009 – 121,000 inhabitants

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Chemicals[edit]

Sports[edit]

The 1st Ukrainian championship in bandy was held in the city 19/2-2012. Azot Severodonetsk became champions.[1]

Notable residents[edit]

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