Donetsk oblast (region), Ukraine (Doneck)

The capital city of Donetsk oblast: Donetsk.

Donetsk region overview

Donetsk oblast (region) was established on July 17, 1932. The region is located in the southeastern part of Ukraine. Donetsk is the capital city with the population of about 969 thousand people.

The population - 4,382,000 (2012).

Land area - 26,517 sq. km.

Donetsk oblast flag

Donetsk oblast flag

Donetsk oblast coat of arms

Donetsk oblast coat of arms

Donetsk oblast map location


Donetsk region info

Donetsk region makes up 4.4% of the territory of Ukraine. The population constitutes 10% of the whole Ukraine, including 3,958 thousand urban people and 424 thousand rural people (9.7%). The density of the population is about 165 people per sq. km.

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

The region stretches 240 km from north to south, 170 km from west to east. The distance from Donetsk province center to the capital city of Ukraine by railway is 871 km, by roads - 693 km.

Mineral resources available in the region abound in almost all components of periodic system. The largest deposits of iron ore have been explored close to Mariupol. Donetsk region has large deposits of coal, its explored reserves make up 9.9 billion tons, including 5.7 billion tons of coke coal.

The region includes 28 towns, 23 district centers, 134 urban villages and 1,124 villages. Donetsk region main cities and towns: Donetsk, Mariupol, Makeevka, Gorlovka, Kramatorsk, Slavyansk, Enakievo.

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 region economy

Industry: extremely powerful metallurgical production, heavy machine-building and coal mining; other major industrial branches are also present.

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

There are several heavy-engineering works in Donetsk region producing mainly mining equipment, refrigerators are also manufactured.

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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