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Shakhtarsk (Шахтарськ)
Shakhtyorsk (Шахтёрск)
City of regional significance
Flag of Shakhtarsk (Шахтарськ)
Official seal of Shakhtarsk (Шахтарськ)
Shakhtarsk (Шахтарськ) is located in Donetsk Oblast
Shakhtarsk (Шахтарськ)
Shakhtarsk (Шахтарськ)
Coordinates: 48°02′49″N 38°28′7″E / 48.04694°N 38.46861°E / 48.04694; 38.46861Coordinates: 48°02′49″N 38°28′7″E / 48.04694°N 38.46861°E / 48.04694; 38.46861
Country Ukraine
Oblast Donetsk
Founded 1953
Incorporated 1953
 • Total 51 km2 (20 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 51,007
Climate Dfb

Shakhtarsk (Ukrainian: Шахтарськ) or Shakhtyorsk (Russian: Шахтёрск) is a city in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine. Regionally, the city is an administrative urban enclave also consisting of cities Torez and Snizhne and surrounded by Shakhtarsk Raion. It serves as the administrative center of Shakhtarsk Raion which it does not belong to. Population: 51,007 (2013 est.)[1].

The city was established in 1953 in place of a mining town of Katyk and villages Oleksiyevo-Orlivka and Vilkhivske.

The city municipality also includes four towns Kontarne, Moskovske, Serdyte, and Stizhkivske; and some nine smaller villages: Viktoria, Vinnytske, Hirne, Dorofiyenko, Dubove, Zarichne, Kyshchenko, Lobanivka, Chumaky.

Starting mid-April 2014, the self-proclaimed People's Republic of Donetsk occupied towns in Donetsk Oblast;[2][3] including Shakhtarsk.[4] On 27 July 2014, Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian local militia claimed Ukrainian troops had entered Shakhtarsk.[5][6] On 30 July 2014, the DPR militia resumed control of the city.[7]


According to the 2001 Ukrainian Census:[8]

Russians 41,951 57.7%
Ukrainians 27,412 37.7%
Belarusians 1,080 1.5%
Tatars 689 0.9%
Moldovans 189 0.3%