Where is Donetsk?

Galina Mirzahmedova
Galina Mirzahmedova
April 27, 2015
Where is Donetsk?

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Donetsk

Donetsk is a city (old names Yuzovka, Stalino) - the regional center of Donetsk region, which is located in the east of Ukraine. This is a major industrial and business center of Ukraine, so many are interested in where Donetsk is and how to get there. About the route by which you can get there, tell our article How to get to Donetsk.

Where is Donetsk: geographical coordinates

The geographical coordinates of the city of Donetsk are as follows: 48 degrees north latitude, 37 degrees and 48 minutes east longitude. This settlement (million-city) is located on the Kalmius River. On this river is and NizhnekalmiuskoeDonetskreservoir (the so-called "Donetsk Sea").

In addition to Kalmius, 3 more large rivers flow through Donetsk — the Bakhmutka, Asmolovka, and Cherepashkina. Until April 2014, the city belonged to Ukraine, at the present time it is partially controlled by the so-called DNR, and this unrecognized republic considers Donetsk its own capital.As of January 1, 2014, the population of Donetsk was 949,825 inhabitants.

Distance to Donetsk from some other cities

The distance from the capital of Ukraine - Kiev - to Donetsk is 730 km, from the capital of Russia to Donetsk - 1023 km. Other administrative regional centers close to this settlement are Lugansk (152 km), Kharkiv - 293 km, Dnipropetrovsk - 250 km, Poltava - 398 km.