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Full nameAlchevsk
Official nameAlchevs'k
Native nameАлчевськ
OblastLuhansk Oblast
MayorVladimir Chub
Total Area21.2 sq mi (55|area_land_km2= km2)
Elevation692.3 ft (211 m)
Total Population116000 (2006)
Other information
Postal code94200
Area code+380 6442
Sister citiesHungary Dunaújváros
Poland Dąbrowa Górnicza

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Alchevsk ( , translit. Alchevs'k, ) is a town in the Luhansk Oblast (province) of eastern Ukraine. It is separate administrative unit, and is located approximately 45 km from the oblast capital, Luhansk, and right next to the district capital of Perevalsk.

The current estimated population is 120,000 (as of 2004).

Alchevsk is one of the largest industrial centers in the Donbas, and comprises a quarter of the entire oblast's production. The city economy depends on OJSC "Alchevsk Iron & Steel Works" and "Alchevsk Coke-Chemical Plant" companies.

The city was known as Voroshylovsk ( ) from 1931 to 1961, and then Komunarsk ( ) until 1991.

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