|City of regional significance|
Border Guards monument in Novovolynsk
|• Mayor||Borys Sapozhnikov|
|• Total||17 km2 (7 sq mi)|
|• Density||3,406/km2 (8,820/sq mi)|
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.)
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".
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.
- "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
- (Ukrainian) Олександр Цинкаловський. Стара Волинь і Волинське Полісся. Краєзнавчий словник — від найдавніших часів до 1914 року. – V. 1.
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