Довжанськ (in Ukrainian)
|• "Mayor||Oleksandr Shmalts|
|• Total||83 km2 (32 sq mi)|
|Elevation||268 m (879 ft)|
|• Density||1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)|
|"Area code(s)||(+380) 6434|
|"Vehicle registration||BB / 13|
Sverdlovsk ("Ukrainian: Свердловськ, "translit. Sverdlovs’k; "Russian: Свердловск) is a "city in "Luhansk Oblast ("region) of south-eastern "Ukraine on the border with the "Russian Federation. Serving as the "administrative center of "Sverdlovsk Raion ("district), the city itself is incorporated as a "city of oblast significance, does not belong to the raion, and is located approximately 80 km from the oblast capital, "Luhansk. On 12 May 2016 it was renamed Dovzhansk ("Ukrainian: Довжанськ, translit. Dovzhansʹk) by the Ukrainian government as part of "decommunization. The city is controlled by the self-declared "Luhansk People's Republic and the name change has not been enforced. Population: 64,225 (2016 est.).
The city serves as an international gateway between Ukraine and Russia and has border checkpoint in Chervonopartyzansk.
The city tracks its roots from a small village in the headstream of Dovzhyk River (Sharapka). At the end of the 18th century, it was granted by "Catherine II of Russia to "ataman Vasyl Orlov as a reward for his excellent military service. The farmland took on the name Dovzhykove-Orlovske (Sharapkyne). Development of the area significantly expanded towards the end of the 19th century, after the discovery of "coal in the "Donetsk region.
In 1938 a number of local settlements as well as the Sverdlov mine (today is part of the Sverdlovantratsyt company) were merged into the "city of Sverdlovsk in memory of the "Bolshevik leader "Yakov Sverdlov.
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