Amvrosiivka

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Amvrosiivka
Амвросіївка
Flag of Amvrosiivka
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Official seal of Amvrosiivka
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Country Ukraine
Oblast Donetsk
Founded 1869
City status 1938
Area
 • Total 19.4 km2 (7.5 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 19,021
Website http://www.slavrada.gov.ua/

Amvrosiivka (Ukrainian: Амвросіївка; Russian: Амвросиевка; since 1869) is a city and the administrative center of the Amvrosiivka Raion within Donetsk Oblast (province), Ukraine. Population: 18,832 (2013 est.)[1].

It was first founded in 1869 as a train station settlement on the Kursk-Kharkiv-Azov Railway, and it received city status in 1938. Since 1896, a cement factory is located within the city, and cement production has been the dominant industry of the city.[2] Also located within the city is a history museum, industrial technical school, 6 schools, 11 libraries, 9 hospitals, a pharmacy, a movie theater, a club, and a sport stadium.

The city's population peaked at about 24,406 in 1979.[3]

On July 15, 2014, two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and eight wounded when Amvrosiivka was hit by several "Grad" rockets.[citation needed]

Demographics

Native language as of the Ukrainian Census of 2001:[4]

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Lenin statue in Amvrosiivka, 2008

References

  1. "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 January 2015.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Амвросиевка entry, in The History of Cities and Villages of the Ukrainian SSR, Donetsk Oblast section pp. 138-48
  3. http://pop-stat.mashke.org/ukraine-cities.htm
  4. [1]