Konstantinovka city, Ukraine

The city of Donetsk oblast.

Konstantinovka overview

Konstantinovka (Kostiantynivka) is a city located in Donetsk region of Ukraine, about 72 km from Donetsk.

The city is situated in the northern part of the region on the river Krivoy Torets. It is an important railway junction of the region.

Population - 76,700 (2013).

Area code - +380 6272; postal codes - 85100-85129.

Konstantinovka city flag

Konstantinovka city flag

Konstantinovka city coat of arms

Konstantinovka city coat of arms

Konstantinovka city map location


Konstantinovka history

In 1812, on the territory of present day city, the landlord Nomikosov founded Santurinovka village where originally 20 families settled. In the mid-19th century, on the land inherited by the son of the landlord, Konstantinovka village appeared, named after its owner. By 1859, the village population was 29, the population of Santurinovka was 280.

In 1869, with the construction of the Kursk-Kharkov-Azov railway, the railway station was built near the village. In 1880, it was connected with the Kharkov-Sevastopol railway. It was the beginning of industrial development of the region.

In 1895-1897, glass and chemical factories were built in Santurinovka by Belgian “Anonymous Society of Donetsk Glass and Chemical Factories”. In 1899, a mirror factory was constructed there. The total number of employed in the enterprises of the village amounted to 2,500 people.

Konstantinovka and the village near the railway station became a single municipality. By 1897, the population was about 3,100 people. In 1915, the village had two hospitals, a school, college, private school.

In the years of rapid industrialization, a zinc plant (“Ukrzinc” today), refractory products plant, confectionary were built.

In the 1930’s, the ruby stars of Moscow Kremlin, the sarcophagus of the Lenin mausoleum, a crystal fountain for the World Exhibition in New York were produced by local enterprises.

In 1932, the settlement received the status of the city. By 1939, its population was about 96 thousand people.

In the years after the World War II, more than 20 industrial enterprises were built.

In 1962, on the base of “Autoglass” plant, the Glass Research Institute was established.

Konstantinovka views

Konstantinovka entrance sign

Konstantinovka entrance sign

Author: Valeriy Dudush

Konstantinovka street view

Konstantinovka street view

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Konstantinovka street

Konstantinovka street

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Konstantinovka features

Konstantinovka is considered to be the center of Ukrainian glass industry. Glass is sold on the Ukrainian market and, also, in other European countries.

Local iron foundry is equipped with modern lines and mills, its production is in constant demand in Ukraine, Russia, Britain, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, Iran and other countries.

The industry employs more than 40% of the total number employed in the local economy. The highway of national importance H20 runs through the city.

To the south-east of Konstantinovka, near the village of Ivanopil, there is a geological monument of nature Kravetskaya gully. Here you can find fossil remains of trunks of coniferous trees in various stages of transformation into coal.

Konstantinovka city, Ukraine photos

Konstantinovka scenery

Konstantinovka bar

Konstantinovka bar

Author: Sotnikov

Konstantinovka apartment buildings

Konstantinovka apartment buildings

Author: Sotnikov

In the local park

In the local park

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Konstantinovka places

Konstantinovka architecture

Konstantinovka architecture

Author: Sotnikov

Konstantinovka school

Konstantinovka school

Author: Sotnikov

Konstantinovka cathedral

Konstantinovka cathedral

Author: Sotnikov


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