Kostiantynivka

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Kostiantynivka

Костянтинівка
City
Flag of Kostiantynivka
Flag
Coat of arms of Kostiantynivka
Coat of arms
Kostiantynivka is located in Donetsk Oblast
Kostiantynivka
Kostiantynivka
Kostiantynivka is located in Ukraine
Kostiantynivka
Kostiantynivka
Coordinates: 48°32′N 37°43′E / 48.533°N 37.717°E / 48.533; 37.717
Country Ukraine
Oblast Donetsk Oblast
RaionKostiantynivka Raion
Founded1870
Area
66 km2 (25 sq mi)
Population
(2013)
77,066

Kostiantynivka (Ukrainian: Костянтинівка, Russian: Константиновка) is an industrial city in the Donetsk Oblast (province) of eastern Ukraine, on the Kryvyi Torets River. Administratively, it is incorporated as a city of oblast significance. It also serves as the administrative center of Kostiantynivka Raion (district), though it does not belong to it. It's also known as Kostyantynivka or Konstantinovka. It developed in the Soviet era into a major centre for the production of iron, zinc, steel and glass. Its population is approximately 72,888 (2017 est.)[1].

Grave of Soviet soldiers in Kostiantynivka
Kostiantynivka train station
City Hall

History[edit]

In 1870 Kostiantynivka was founded by a land owner Nomikossov who built the settlement in honor of his oldest son, Kostiantyn. In the beginning of the 20th century Kostiantynivka developed into an industrial settlement, and was later raised into the rank of an urban type (1926). In 1932 Kostyantynivka was granted municipal rights.

During the Russian military intervention in Ukraine, the town was captured in mid-April 2014[2][3] by pro-Russian separatists.[4][3] The city was eventually retaken by Ukrainian forces on 7 July 2014, along with Druzhkivka.[5][6] In September 2014, refuges intensively arrive to the town from occupied by terrorists and Russian military forces territories. People come to buy cheaper essential products, as well as to arrange pensions and social benefits in the municipal institutions. At the same time, simplified the mechanism of receiving benefits and social payments for migrants at a new place of residence was simplified. The city began to operate a refugee housing center.

Demographics[edit]

As of the Ukrainian Census of 2001:[7]

Ethnicity
  • Ukrainians: 59.3%
  • Russians: 37.7%
  • Armenians: 1.0%
  • Belarusians: 0.5%
  • Azerbaijanis: 0.3%
  • Jews: 0.2%
Language

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Vladimir Putin Is Accidentally Bringing Eastern and Western Ukraine Together". newrepublic.com.
  3. ^ a b http://en.itar-tass.com/world/735082
  4. ^ http://www.croatiantimes.com/news/Around_the_World/2014-06-13/35768/Working_Tank_On_Plinth_Inspires_Army_To_Plunder_Museums
  5. ^ "Ukrainian government troops target further gains". Market Watch (The Wall Street Journal). July 6, 2014.
  6. ^ "Ukrinform News". www.ukrinform.ua.
  7. ^ "Офіційна сторінка Всеукраїнського перепису населення". www.ukrcensus.gov.ua.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°32′N 37°43′E / 48.533°N 37.717°E / 48.533; 37.717