Kirovske, Donetsk Oblast

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Kirovske
Кіровське
Кировское
Flag of Kirovske
Flag
Coat of arms of Kirovske
Coat of arms
Country  Ukraine
Oblast Donetsk Oblast
Founded 1954
City status 1987
Government
 • Mayor Larysa Hrechushkina (interim)
Area
 • Total 7,25 km2 (280 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 28,149
 • Density 3,882/km2 (10,050/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 86300-86390

Kirovske (Ukrainian: Кіровське, Russian: Кировское) is a city of oblast significance in Donetsk Oblast (province) of Ukraine. Population: 28,291 (2013 est.)[1]; 30,910 (2001).

On 14 April 2014 pro-Russian activists captured Kirovske's town hall and declared that the city was part of the separatist Donetsk Peoples Republic.[2] Since then the city stayed under separatist control.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the Ukrainian Census of 2001:[4]

Ethnicity
  • Ukrainians: 54.2%
  • Russians: 41.6%
  • Belarusians: 1.4%
  • Azerbaijanis: 0.5%
  • Tatars: 0.4%
Language

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Coordinates: 48°08′47″N 38°21′38″E / 48.14639°N 38.36056°E / 48.14639; 38.36056