Ruins of a former coke works, with Uspenka behind it.
|• Total||4.69 km2 (1.81 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,913/km2 (4,950/sq mi)|
|Area code(s)||+380 6436|
Uspenka (Ukrainian: Успенка) is an urban-type settlement in Lutuhyne Raion, a part of Luhansk Oblast within Ukraine. It is located in the eastern part of the greater Donbass region. Population: 8,895 (2013 est.).
The village was founded as Vilkhova (Ukrainian: Вільхова, lit. Alder) in 1755, after a colonel received a grant of land from the Tsar of Russia. The name "Uspenka" became established in the seventy years after the founding of the village. The town has a long history of coal mining, with the first mine established in 1802. The population of the village has greatly declined with the mining and coke industries: in 1966, there were 18,800 residents; in 2001, only 9676. There is still a coke works in the village that employs some residents, but many commute to Lutuhyne for work. Since 2014, Uspenka has been controlled by forces of the Luhansk People's Republic.
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