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City of regional significance
Border Guards monument in Novovolynsk
Border Guards monument in Novovolynsk
Flag of Novovolynsk
Coat of arms of Novovolynsk
Coat of arms
Novovolynsk is located in Volyn Oblast
Coordinates: 50°44′00″N 24°10′00″E / 50.73333°N 24.16667°E / 50.73333; 24.16667
Country  Ukraine
Oblast Volyn Oblast
Founded 1951
City status 1957
 • Mayor Borys Sapozhnikov
 • Total 17 km2 (7 sq mi)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Total 53,249
 • Density 3,406/km2 (8,820/sq mi)
Postal code 45400
Area code(s) +380-3344

Novovolynsk (Ukrainian: Нововолинськ) is a town of oblast significance in Volyn Oblast, Ukraine. Novovolynsk, together with the urban-type settlement of Blahodatne (until 2016 Zhovtneve), is incorporated as Novovolynsk Municipality, an administrative unit of a status equal to that off a district. Population: 53,249 (2015 est.)[1]

Until recenty, Novovolynsk had been a major coal mining center of the region. The city has a few plants: a ferroconcrete plant, brickworks, a plant for mining equipment maintenance, meatpacking and bread factory, and a woodworking plant.


Novovolynsk was built in 1950 as a mining town in the USSR. It obtained a status of a city in 1957. The word "Novovolynsk" is a morphological blend, meaning "a new town in the Volyn region".

There is a monument to a famous Ukrainian poet and artist Taras Shevchenko in Novovolynsk. Prominent civil society activist Anna Garmash is also from Novovolynsk.


Novovolynsk is situated in the southwest of Volyn Oblast in the far north-west of Ukraine. The city area is about 17 square kilometers. The state border to Poland runs 15 km to the West from the city; 92 km to the North from Novovolynsk there is the state border to Belarus.

The city has a favorable location. The distance to the national highway H22 Ustylug – Lutsk – Rivne is only 18 km. The distance to the international highway E373 (coincides with national M07) Warsaw – Lublin – Kovel – Sarny – Korosten – Kyiv is only 76 km.

Picture Gallery[edit]

Old brickyard



External links[edit]

Old clay quarry

Coordinates: 50°44′N 24°10′E / 50.733°N 24.167°E / 50.733; 24.167