Vuhlehirsk

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Vuhlehirsk
Вуглегірськ
City
Official seal of Vuhlehirsk
Seal
Country  Ukraine
Oblast  Donetsk Oblast
Founded 1878
Population (2013)
 • Total 7,868
Vuhlehirsk trolleybus

Vuhlehirsk (Ukrainian: Вуглегірськ, Russian: Углегорск, Uglegorsk) is a city in Bakhmut Raion, Donetsk Oblast (province) of Ukraine. Population: 7,868 (2013 est.)[1], 10,309 (2001).

Vuhlehirsk is a district-level city in the Donetsk region, subordinated to the Yenakiyeve city council. Population is 8,226 (2011). The official date of foundation is 1879 – the year of opening the railway station Khatsepetivka (Vuhlehirsk was called village Khatsepetivka until 1958). Vuhlehirsk is located in the south-eastern part of Ukraine at the distance of 61 km from the regional centre of Donetsk and 750 km from the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv.

On 31 February 2015, during the War in Donbass, the city was captured by separatist forces of the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic.[2]

On 11 December 2014 the city municipality of Vuhlehirsk including city of Vuhlehirsk and five other settlements (Bulavyne, Hrozne, Kayutyne, Krasny Pakhar, Savelivka) along with two town municipalities (Olkhovatske and Bulavynske) were transferred from the Yenakiieve Municipality to the Bakhmut Raion.[3]

Demographics

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

References

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