Lyman, Ukraine

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Lyman
Лиман
City
Railway station
Railway station
Flag of Lyman
Flag
Coat of arms of Lyman
Coat of arms
Lyman is located in Donetsk Oblast
Lyman
Lyman
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Country  Ukraine
Oblast  Donetsk Oblast
Population
 • Total 22,509

Lyman (Ukrainian: Лиман), formerly Krasnyi Lyman (Ukrainian: Красний Лиман)[1] is a city in Donetsk Oblast (province) of Ukraine. Administratively, it is incorporated as a city of oblast significance. It also serves as the administrative center of Krasnyi Lyman Raion, though it is not a part of the raion. Population: 22,509 (2013 est.)[2]; 28,172 (2001).

History

It was founded in the 17th century by Cossacks as Liman (Lyman). In the course of the administrative reform carried out in 1708 by Peter the Great, Liman was explicitly mentioned as one of the towns included to Azov Governorate.[3][4] The town obtained the prefix Krasnyi (Red) in 1925.

In June 2014, the city was the scene of fighting during the 2014 pro-Russian conflict in Ukraine.[5] On 5 June the town was captured (by Ukrainian troops) from pro-Russian separatists.[6]

Following the 2015 law on decommunization the city was renamed from Krasnyi Lyman to Lyman.[7] The new name was approved by the Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian parliament) on 4 February 2016.[7]

References

  1. "Rada de-communized Artemivsk as well as over hundred cities and villages" (in Ukrainian). Pravda.com.ua. 4 February 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2016.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "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>
  3. Указ об учреждении губерний и о росписании к ним городов (Russian)
  4. Архивный отдел Администрации Мурманской области. Государственный Архив Мурманской области. (1995). Административно-территориальное деление Мурманской области (1920-1993 гг.). Справочник. Мурманск: Мурманское издательско-полиграфическое предприятие "Север". pp. 19–20.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. (4 June 2014). Ukraine crisis: Rebels take bases in Luhansk region, BBC News
  6. We Can Win After All, The Ukrainian Week (6 August, 2015)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Decommunisation continues: Rada renames several towns and villages, UNIAN (4 February 2016)
    "Rada de-communized Artemivsk as well as over hundred cities and villages" (in Ukrainian). Pravda.com.ua. 4 February 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2016.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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