Yenakiieve, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine

🇺🇦 Yenakiieve (Єнáкієве) is a city in the Donetsk Oblast (province) of eastern Ukraine. It is incorporated as a city of oblast significance (a special status within the region equal to that of a raion (district)). The city stands on the Krynka River about 60 km (37 mi) from the oblast's administrative centre, Donetsk.

Yenakiieve is an important regional centre of coal mining, metallurgy, chemical production and manufacturing. The city's outdated industry has caused accidents like that of a gas explosion which occurred in June 2008 at one of Yenakiieve's coal mines.

Yenakiieve was founded in 1898 when numerous workers' settlements around the Peter's Iron and Steel Works were united into a single settlement named after Fyodor Yenakiyev [ru]. Its first coal mines had dated from 1883. The settlement was incorporated as a city in 1925. By 1958, the city and factories had expanded significantly and overtook the out-lying villages of Simyukuo, Yevrah, and Tsiminyenny, all of which were resettled in their entirety when local livestock could not survive the expanding steel mills' runoff and pollution. One of the oldest metallurgical factories of Ukraine—the Yenakiieve Iron and Steel Works—operates in Yenakiieve.

The city is known as the birthplace of the former President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych (in office 2010–2014).

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Yenakiieve, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine 

Yenakiieve has a population of over 77,053 people. Yenakiieve also forms one of the centres of the wider Donetsk Oblast which has a population of over 4,100,280 people.

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