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 Donetsk Oblast
Novoazovsk (Новоазовськ)
Novoazovsk (Новоазовськ)
Location of Novoazovsk
Novoazovsk (Новоазовськ) is located in Ukraine
Novoazovsk (Новоазовськ)
Novoazovsk (Новоазовськ)
Novoazovsk (Новоазовськ) (Ukraine)
Coordinates: 47°6′53″N 38°4′48″E / 47.11472°N 38.08000°E / 47.11472; 38.08000
Recognized country Ukraine
Claimed countryDonetsk People's Republic Donetsk People's Republic
Recognized oblastDonetsk Oblast
Government
 • MayorOleg Sidorenko
Area
 • Total8 km2 (3 sq mi)
Elevation
21 m (69 ft)
Population
 (2013)[1]
 • Total11,760
 • Density1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
ClimateDfa

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).

  • 1849–1923 Novonikolayevka
  • 1923–1959 Budyonivka
  • 1959–present Novoazovsk

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

History[edit]

Beginning in 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 separatists.[7] The situation around the town then became relatively quiet.[7] On 25 August 2014, Ukraine claimed that Russian soldiers disguised as 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 overrun by Russian tanks and fell to the Russians on 27 August.[7] This was confirmed by Ukrainian authorities the next day. On the other hand, separatist 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
(1.62)
38.9
(1.53)
42.1
(1.66)
49.1
(1.93)
33.8
(1.33)
59.2
(2.33)
40.0
(1.57)
34.5
(1.36)
51.6
(2.03)
35.0
(1.38)
54.7
(2.15)
52.3
(2.06)
532.3
(20.96)
Average precipitation days 15 13 14 12 10 11 8 7 10 10 14 14 138
Source: World Weather Online[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://database.ukrcensus.gov.ua/PXWEB2007/ukr/publ_new1/index.asp
  2. ^ Ukraine steps up security at Novoazovsk border check point, Interfax-Ukraine (17 March 2014)
  3. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  4. ^ Pallas's Gull Larus ichthyaetus
  5. ^ https://newrepublic.com/article/117387/putin-accidentally-helping-unite-eastern-and-western-ukraine
  6. ^ http://en.itar-tass.com/world/735082
  7. ^ a b c d ‹See Tfd›(in Ukrainian) Novoazovsk captured by Russian troops - Commander spetsroty, Ukrayinska Pravda (28 August 2014)
  8. ^ a b Ukraine accuses Russia of opening new front before leaders' meeting, Reuters (25 August 2014)
  9. ^ Ukraine crisis: Putin, Poroshenko meet in Minsk amid border violence, CBC News (26 August 2014)
  10. ^ Ukraine Leader Accuses Russia as ‘15,000 Russian Soldiers Join Separatists', Newsweek (28 August 2014)
  11. ^ "Climate: Novoazovsk". World Weather Online. Retrieved 28 August 2014.

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