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Yenakiieve

Administration
Full nameYenakieve
Official nameYenakieve
Native nameЄнакієве
CountryUkraine
OblastDonetsk Oblast
City MunicipalityYenakieve
Founded1782
City rights1925
Government
City HeadSerhiy Rukhadze
Geography
Total Area15.1 sq mi (39.2 km2)
Demography
Total Population104000 (2001 census)
Density (pop.)2653/km2 (6871.3/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)161500
Other information
Time zoneEET (UTC+2)
- Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code86400-86470
Area code+380 6252

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Yenakieve ( ; also Yenakiyeve; ; Yenakiyevo), is a city in the Donetsk Oblast (province) of eastern Ukraine and carries a special status within the region designated into a separate city rayon (district). The city is located on the Krynka River about 60 km (37.3 mi) from the oblast's administrative center, Donetsk.

Yenakiieve is an important regional centre of coal mining, metallurgy, chemical production and manufacturing. The city's outdated industry has caused accidents like that of a gas explosion which occurred in June 2008 at one of Yenakiieve's coal mines.

Yenakiieve was founded in 1898 when numerous workers settlements around the Peter's Iron and Steel Works were united into a single settlement named after Fyodor Yenakiyev. Its first coal mines were established already in 1883. The settlement was incorporated as a city in 1925.

In Yenakiieve located one of the oldest metallurgical factories of Ukraine - Yenakiieve Iron and Steel Works

As of the 2001 Ukrainian Census, its population is 104,000. Based on the census results, 13.8% of the city's population uses the Ukrainian language in their daily life, while more than 86% use Russian. The city is known as the birthplace of the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych.


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