Severodonetsk City Municipality
|• Total||50 km2 (20 sq mi)|
|Area code(s)||+380 6452(645)|
Sievierodonetsk (Ukrainian: Сє́вєродоне́цьк; Russian: Северодонецк, Severodonetsk) is a city in the Luhansk Oblast of Ukraine. Sievierodonetsk has the status of a city of oblast significance, It is located nearby the Seversky Donets River, approximately 110 km (68 mi) to the north north west from the Oblast capital, Luhansk. Severodonetsk is the acting administrative centre of Luhansk Oblast due to Luhansk being temporarily controlled by self-proclaimed pro-Russian separatist organization, not under control of the Ukrainian authorities, similarly to Mariupol acting as the administrative center of Donetsk Oblast during the Russian military intervention in Ukraine (2014–present). Population: 109,466 (2013 est.).
During the 2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine the town was captured late May 2014 by pro-Russian separatists. No Ukrainian presidential election in 2014 was held in the city as militants did not let the voting places to open and much of the Election commission property was absolutely stolen or destroyed. On 10 July 2014 the separatists claimed the town was shelled by the Ukrainian army. Separatists responded with counter-battery artillery fire. On 22 July 2014, Ukrainian forces managed to liberate the city from the pro-Russian separatists. The next days heavy fighting continued around the city; on 23 July 2014 the National Guard of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Army released a statement that said they were "continuing the cleansing of Sieverodonetsk".
- 1939 – 5,000 inhabitants
- 1959 – 33,200 inhabitants
- 1970 – 90,000 inhabitants
- 1975 – 107,000 inhabitants
- 1991 – 131,000 inhabitants
- 2009 – 121,000 inhabitants
Ethnicity of the city's residents as of the 2001 census:
- Ukrainians: 59%
- Russians: 38.7%
- Belarusians: 0.6%
- Other: 1.7%
- CAS "Azot" – one of the largest chemical plants in Europe.
- «Khimpostavschik» private enterprise.
- «Himexelen, Ltd.»
- "The President instructed the Head of the Donetsk Regional State Administration to relocate temporarily the administration office to Mariupol". President of Ukraine, official website.
- "In Severodonetsk, Petro Poroshenko presented Luhansk RSA Head Hennadiy Moskal". President of Ukraine, official website.
- "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
- Дністрянський М. С. Етнополітична географія України. Львів: Літопис, 2006. С.465.
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