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Сєвєродонецьк (in Ukrainian)
Северодонецк (in Russian)
""Flag of Severodonetsk
""Coat of arms of Severodonetsk
Coat of arms
""Severodonetsk is located in Lugansk Oblast
Location of Severodonetsk
""Severodonetsk is located in Ukraine
Severodonetsk (Ukraine)
Coordinates: 48°56′0″N 38°30′0″E / 48.93333°N 38.50000°E / 48.93333; 38.50000"Coordinates: 48°56′0″N 38°30′0″E / 48.93333°N 38.50000°E / 48.93333; 38.50000
 "Luhansk Oblast
Severodonetsk City Municipality
Founded 1934
City status 1958
 • Total 50 km2 (20 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 109,466
"Area code(s) +380 6452(645)
"Climate "Dfb
Website www.sed-rada.gov.ua

Sievierodonetsk ("Ukrainian: Сє́вєродоне́цьк, "translit. Sjevjerodonec'k "[ˈsʲɛβ(j)ɛrɔdɔˈnɛtsʲk]) or Sieverodonetsk ("Ukrainian: Сє́веродоне́цьк, "translit. Sjeverodonec'k "[ˈsʲɛβɛrɔdɔˈnɛtsʲk]) or Severodonetsk ("Russian: Северодонецк, "translit. Severodoneck) is a "city in the "Luhansk Oblast of "Ukraine. Sievierodonetsk has the status of a "city of oblast significance, It is located nearby the "Seversky Donets River, approximately 110 km (68 mi) to the north north west from the Oblast capital, "Luhansk. Severodonetsk is the acting administrative centre of "Luhansk Oblast due to "Luhansk being temporarily controlled by self-proclaimed pro-Russian separatist organization, not under control of the Ukrainian authorities, similarly to "Mariupol acting as the administrative center of "Donetsk Oblast during the "Russian military intervention in Ukraine (2014–present).[1][2] Its population is approximately 106,188 (2017 est.)[3].

Sievierodonetsk has several factories and a significant "chemical production centre "Azot" (English translation: Nitrogen). There is a domestic airport in a nearby city.["citation needed]



During the "2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine the town was captured late May 2014[4] by "pro-Russian militants.[5] No "Ukrainian presidential election in 2014 was held in the city as the militants did not allow the voting places to open and much of the Election commission property was either stolen or destroyed. On 22 July 2014, Ukrainian forces regained control of the city.[6][7] Heavy fighting continued around the city for a number of days; on 23 July 2014 the "National Guard of Ukraine and the "Ukrainian Army released a statement that said they were "continuing the cleansing of Sieverodonetsk".[8][9]

A bridge across Siverskyi Donets river was severely damaged during the war in 2014; it was re-opened in December 2016. The "European Union contributed 93.8% of the funding for the restoration.[10]


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1939 5,000 —    
1959 33,200 +564.0%
1970 90,000 +171.1%
Year Pop. ±%
1975 107,000 +18.9%
1991 131,000 +22.4%
2009 121,000 −7.6%

Ethnicity of the city's residents as of the 2001 census:[11]




The first Ukrainian championship in "bandy was held in the city 19/2-2012. "Azot Severodonetsk became champions.[12]

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