Khartsyzk

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Khartsyzk
Харцизьк
Харцызск
City
A church in Khartsyzk
A church in Khartsyzk
Flag of Khartsyzk
Flag
Coat of arms of Khartsyzk
Coat of arms
Khartsyzk is located in Ukraine
Khartsyzk
Khartsyzk
Coordinates: 48°02′34″N 38°08′33″E / 48.04278°N 38.14250°E / 48.04278; 38.14250Coordinates: 48°02′34″N 38°08′33″E / 48.04278°N 38.14250°E / 48.04278; 38.14250
Country  Ukraine
Oblast  Donetsk Oblast
Founded 1869
City status 1938
Area 19.3 km2 (7.5 sq mi)
Elevation 216 m (709 ft)
Population (2016) 57,845

Khartsyzk (Ukrainian: Харцизьк) or Khartsyzsk (Russian: Харцызск; IPA: [xɐrˈt͡sɨsk]) is an industrial city in Donetsk Oblast (province) of Ukraine. It is administratively incorporated as city of oblast significance. Population: 57,845 (2016 est.)[1]; 64,175 (2001).

Starting Mid-April 2014 pro-Russian separatists took control of several towns in Donetsk Oblast.[2][3][4][5] Unknown armed men took control of Khartsyzk city hall on 13 April 2014 and declared it to be part of the Donetsk People's Republic.[6] Since then the city is controlled by this unrecognized state.[7] A pro-Ukrainian unity rally was held in the town on 22 April 2014.[2] One of the few pro-Ukraine unity rallies at that time in the region.[8]

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