Perevalsk

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Perevalsk
Перевальськ
City
Perevalsk City Hall
Perevalsk City Hall
Coat of arms of Perevalsk
Coat of arms
Perevalsk is located in Ukraine
Perevalsk
Perevalsk
Coordinates: 48°26′N 38°49′E / 48.433°N 38.817°E / 48.433; 38.817Coordinates: 48°26′N 38°49′E / 48.433°N 38.817°E / 48.433; 38.817
Country  Ukraine
Oblast  Luhansk Oblast
Raion Perevalsk Raion
Founded 1902
City status 1964
Area 30 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 259 m (850 ft)
Population (2013) 25,941
Climate Dfb

Perevalsk (Ukrainian: Перевальськ; Russian: Перевальск) is a city in the southwestern part of the Luhansk Oblast (province) of Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Perevalsk Raion. Population: 25,941 (2013 est.)[1].

Perevalsk was founded in 1889 as Seleznyovsky Mine, for the workers in coal mining. Over time it grew by incorporating similar miner's settlements. In 1924 it was renamed to the Settlement of Paris Commune (abbreviated Parkommuna) In 1938 it became town of Parkommuna, and in 1964 it acquired its present name. In 1964, it became the administrative center of the newly established Perevalsk Raion.[2]

Perevalsk borders immediately on the larger town of Alchevsk.

Since 2014, Perevalsk has been controlled by forces of the Luhansk People's Republic.[3]

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