Donetsk region, Ukraine (Doneck)

The capital city of Donetsk oblast: Donetsk.

Donetsk region overview

Donetsk oblast, located in the southeastern part of Ukraine, was established on July 17, 1932. Donetsk is the capital city of the region.

Population (2014) - 4,321,000 (10.49%, 1st place).

Land area - 26,592 sq. km. (4.41%, 11th place)

Donetsk oblast flag

Donetsk oblast flag

Donetsk oblast coat of arms

Donetsk oblast coat of arms

Donetsk oblast map location


The recent history of Donetsk region

In April 2014, as a result of the political crisis in Ukraine, the Donetsk People’s Republic was proclaimed in the region.

The territory of Donetsk oblast became a war zone between the armed forces of Ukraine and the people protecting the self-proclaimed republic. Today, this conflict is not resolved and the future of the region is unclear.

June 13, 2014, by order of Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine, the regional authorities temporarily moved to Mariupol.

October 13, 2014, the regional governor Alexander Kikhtenko said that the regional state administration will be moved to Kramatorsk, and law enforcement agencies of the region will stay in Mariupol.

Donetsk region nature

Donetsk region nature

Donetsk region nature

Author: Valeriy Dudush

Donetsk region nature view

Donetsk region nature view

Author: Vadim Tolbatov

Donetsk province landscape

Donetsk province landscape

Author: Shuvalov Alexey


Donetsk oblast features

Donetsk oblast borders on Rostov region of Russia. In the south, it is washed by the Azov Sea.

The region stretches for 255 km from north to south, 180 km from west to east. The distance from Donetsk to Kiev is 871 km by railway, and 693 km by roads.

This region is rich in deposits of varioues mineral resources. The largest deposits of iron ore are located close to Mariupol city.

Donetsk oblast has large deposits of coal, its proven reserves are about 10 billion tons, including 5.7 billion tons of coke coal.

The region includes 18 districts, 52 towns, 131 urban villages and 1,118 villages. The main cities are Donetsk, Mariupol, Makeevka, Gorlovka, Kramatorsk, Slavyansk, Enakievo.

Donetsk region economy

Donetsk oblast is the largest industrial region in the country (about 20% of industrial production of Ukraine).

Industry: extremely powerful metallurgical production, heavy machine-building and coal mining, chemicals, building materials, electricity, transport.

Agriculture: grains, sugar beets, potatoes, vegetables, sunflowers; cattle and poultry farming.

There are several heavy-engineering works in Donetsk region producing mainly mining equipment.

Donetsk oblast, Ukraine photos

Donetsk region views

Donetsk region landscape

Donetsk region landscape

Author: Igor Kozak

Donetsk region scenery

Donetsk region scenery

Author: Igor Kozak

Donetsk region view

Donetsk region view

Author: Vadim Tolbatov


Donetsk province scenery

Donetsk province view

Donetsk province view

Author: Vadim Shamdan

Donetsk region picture

Donetsk region picture

Author: Igor Kozak

Donetsk region scenery

Donetsk region scenery

Author: Artuom Ytcenko


Donetsk region pictures

Donetsk province picture

Donetsk province picture

Author: Alexander Ilyin

Donetsk region church

Donetsk region church

Author: Valeriy Dudush

Donetsk region church

Donetsk region church

Author: Zhukov Denis


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