🇺🇦 Kovel (Ко́вель) is a city in Volyn Oblast, in north-western Ukraine. Serving as the administrative centre of Kovel Raion (district), the town itself is designated as a town of oblast significance and is not part of the raion. Population: 67,991 (2021 est.) Kovel gives its name to one of the oldest runic inscriptions which were lost during World War II. The Kovel spearhead, unearthed near the town in 1858, contained text in Gothic. Kovel is the north-western hub of the Ukrainian rail system, with six rail lines radiating outward from the city. The first of these was built in 1873, connecting the city with Brest-Litovsk and Rivne. In 1877 Kovel was first linked by rail with Lublin and Warsaw in Congress Poland.
Kovel has a population of over 67,991 people. Kovel also forms the centre of the wider Kovel Raion which has a population of over 268,082 people.
Twin Towns – Sister Cities Kovel is twinned with: 🇵🇱 Baboszewo, Poland; 🇩🇪 Barsinghausen, Germany; 🇵🇱 Brzeg Dolny, Poland; 🇺🇦 Bucha, Ukraine; 🇵🇱 Chełm, Poland; 🇵🇱 Łęczna, Poland; 🇵🇱 Legionowo, Poland; 🇺🇦 Nikolske, Ukraine; 🇧🇾 Pinsk, Belarus; 🇧🇾 Shchuchyn, Belarus; 🇺🇦 Smila, Ukraine; 🇵🇱 Szczuczyn, Poland; 🇱🇹 Utena, Lithuania; 🇩🇪 Walsrode, Germany.