Novoazovsk

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Novoazovsk (Новоазовськ)
Novoazovsk (Новоазовск)
City
Main square of Novoazovsk
Main square of Novoazovsk
Coat of Arms
Coat of arms
Novoazovsk (Новоазовськ) is located in Europe
Novoazovsk (Новоазовськ)
Novoazovsk (Новоазовськ)
Location of Novoazovsk in Europe
Coordinates: 47°6′53″N 38°4′48″E / 47.11472°N 38.08000°E / 47.11472; 38.08000
Country Donetsk Oblast)
Government
 • Mayor Oleg Sidorenko
Area
 • Total 8 km2 (3 sq mi)
Elevation 21 m (69 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 11,760
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Climate Dfa

Novoazovsk (Ukrainian: Новоазовськ, Russian: Новоазовск) is a border town on the south-eastern tip of Ukraine (bordering Russia),[2] it is the administrative center of the Novoazovsk Raion (district), in Donetsk Oblast (province). Population: 11,760 (2013 est.)[3]; 12,702 (2001).

Novoazovsk and adjacent areas are the only places in Ukraine where the great black-headed gull (Larus ichthyaetus) lives.[4]

History[edit]

Starting Mid-April 2014 pro-Russian separatists captured several towns in Donetsk Oblast;[5][6] including Novoazovsk.[7] In June 2014 Ukrainian forces reportedly secured the city from the pro-Russian separatists.[7] The situation around the town then became relatively quiet.[7] On 25 August 2014, Ukraine claimed that Russian soldiers disguised as pro-Russian separatists had opened a new front in the War in Donbass with an offensive against Mariupol.[8] Ukraine claimed it had blocked this offensive near Novoazovsk.[8] Fighting in the area continued on 26 August 2014.[9] According to a Ukrainian Dnipro Battalion commander, Novoazovsk was over run by Russian tanks and became under control of the Russians on 27 August.[7] This was confirmed by Ukrainian authorities the next day. On the other hand, pro-Russian separatists leaders on the same day claimed that the town was taken by separatist forces as part of an offensive against Mariupol.[10]

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Climate[edit]

The climate in Novoazovsk is a hot/warm summer subtype (Köppen: Dfa) of the humid continental climate.

Climate data for Novoazovsk
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 0
(32)
1
(34)
6
(43)
13
(55)
20
(68)
25
(77)
28
(82)
27
(81)
21
(70)
14
(57)
6
(43)
1
(34)
28
(82)
Average low °C (°F) −5
(23)
−5
(23)
0
(32)
6
(43)
12
(54)
16
(61)
18
(64)
18
(64)
12
(54)
7
(45)
1
(34)
−4
(25)
−5
(23)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 41.1
(1.618)
38.9
(1.531)
42.1
(1.657)
49.1
(1.933)
33.8
(1.331)
59.2
(2.331)
40.0
(1.575)
34.5
(1.358)
51.6
(2.031)
35.0
(1.378)
54.7
(2.154)
52.3
(2.059)
532.3
(20.957)
Average precipitation days 15 13 14 12 10 11 8 7 10 10 14 14 138
Source: World Weather Online[11]

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Coordinates: 47°6′42″N 38°04′57″E / 47.11167°N 38.08250°E / 47.11167; 38.08250