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Flag of Zolote
Coat of arms of Zolote
Coat of arms
Zolote is located in Ukraine
Location of Zolote within Ukraine
Coordinates: 48°41′34″N 38°31′10″E / 48.69278°N 38.51944°E / 48.69278; 38.51944Coordinates: 48°41′34″N 38°31′10″E / 48.69278°N 38.51944°E / 48.69278; 38.51944
Country Ukraine
ProvinceLuhansk Oblast
DistrictPopasna Raion
 • Total24.91 km2 (9.62 sq mi)
 • Total14,974
 • Density600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
Area code+380 6455

Zolote (Ukrainian: Золотé, Russian: Золотóе) is a city in Popasna Raion, Luhansk Oblast (region) of Ukraine. Population: 14,572 (2013 est.)[2]. The city consists of villages that were merged to create Zolote.[3] Currently these villages are numbered in a sequence from Zolote 1 to Zolote 5.[3][4] Before the creation of Zolote they were named Karbonit, Rodina, Stakhanovets, Maryvka and Partyzansky.[4]

During the War in Donbass the Ukrainian authorities lost control over parts of Zolote to the self proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic (LPR).[3][4] Zolote-5 (formally named Maryvka) became under full control of the LPR.[4] Zolote-4 (Patrizansky) and Zolote-3 (Stakhanovets) became situated in the "gray zone" between the warring parties.[4] On 30 June 2018 the Ukrainian army took full control of Zolote-4,[5][3][4] although Ukrainian activists stated that the village takeover was staged, as according to them Ukrainian soldiers had been in the zone since 2014.[6]

On 7 October 2014, to facilitate the governance of Luhansk Oblast, the Verkhovna Rada made some changes in the administrative divisions, so that the localities in the government-controlled areas were grouped into districts. In particular, the towns of Hirske and Zolote and the urban-type settlements of Nyzhnie and Toshkivka were transferred from Pervomaisk Municipality to Popasna Raion.[7]


Native language as of the Ukrainian Census of 2001 (this list contains Luhansk People's Republic controlled areas as well):[8]


  1. ^ Державний комітет статистики України. Чисельність наявного населення України на 1 січня 2011 року, Київ-2011 (doc) Archived October 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d Head of Zolote in Donbas: Gray zone shrinks with liberated village, UNIAN (2 July 2018)
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Без крыши над головой: как помогают, оставшимся без дома жителям Луганщины". tribun.com.ua (in Russian). Retrieved 2017-08-05.
  5. ^ Russian-led forces suffer huge losses within week – JFO, UNIAN (2 July 2018)
  6. ^ Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab (20 July 2018). "#MinskMonitor: Questions Over Ukrainian Liberation of Village". Medium. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Рада изменила границы районов Луганской области" (in Russian). Lenta.ru. 7 October 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
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