Volnovakha

city in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine

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Volnovakha
Волноваха
Volnovakha train station
Volnovakha train station
Flag of Volnovakha
Official seal of Volnovakha
Volnovakha is located in Donetsk Oblast
Volnovakha
Volnovakha
Volnovakha is located in Ukraine
Volnovakha
Volnovakha
Coordinates: 47°36′08″N 37°29′31″E / 47.60222°N 37.49194°E / 47.60222; 37.49194Coordinates: 47°36′08″N 37°29′31″E / 47.60222°N 37.49194°E / 47.60222; 37.49194
Country Ukraine
Oblast Donetsk Oblast
RaionVolnovakha Raion
Founded1881
City status1938
Area
 • Total21 km2 (8 sq mi)
Elevation
271 m (889 ft)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total21,441
Website[1]

Volnovakha (Ukrainian: Волноваха) is a small city of district significance in the Donetsk Oblast of Ukraine. It serves as the administrative center of Volnovakha Raion, one of the 18 districts of the Donetsk Oblast. The population of the city is 21,441 (2021 est.).[1]

In addition to the city proper, the city municipality includes the villages of Novohryhorivka, Novopavlivka and Trudove.

History

During the War in Donbass, on 13 January 2015, 12 civilians were killed and 18 injured, after an attack on an passenger bus at a checkpoint in Buhas, a town north-east of Volnovakha.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8] A monument to those killed in the attack was unveiled on 13 January 2017.[9]

The city saw heavy fighting during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. It was reported to be on the verge of humanitarian crisis on February 28, and almost destroyed by March 1.[10][11]

Demographics

The city had 24,647 inhabitants in 2001. The town is notable for having a dominant Ukrainian Greek population.

Climate

Climate data for Volnovakha (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −1.2
(29.8)
−0.6
(30.9)
5.3
(41.5)
14.5
(58.1)
21.1
(70.0)
25.2
(77.4)
27.8
(82.0)
27.3
(81.1)
21.1
(70.0)
13.4
(56.1)
4.9
(40.8)
−0.1
(31.8)
13.2
(55.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −4.0
(24.8)
−4.0
(24.8)
1.1
(34.0)
9.1
(48.4)
15.4
(59.7)
19.5
(67.1)
21.9
(71.4)
21.3
(70.3)
16.4
(61.5)
8.6
(47.5)
1.6
(34.9)
−2.9
(26.8)
8.6
(47.5)
Average low °C (°F) −6.5
(20.3)
−6.8
(19.8)
−2.1
(28.2)
4.7
(40.5)
10.2
(50.4)
14.5
(58.1)
16.6
(61.9)
16.0
(60.8)
10.5
(50.9)
4.8
(40.6)
−1.0
(30.2)
−5.3
(22.5)
4.6
(40.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 52.2
(2.06)
44.0
(1.73)
49.0
(1.93)
45.0
(1.77)
52.1
(2.05)
65.4
(2.57)
55.0
(2.17)
45.8
(1.80)
42.9
(1.69)
35.4
(1.39)
49.8
(1.96)
53.8
(2.12)
590.4
(23.24)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 9.9 7.7 8.8 7.2 7.3 8.2 6.6 4.6 5.4 5.9 8.1 9.8 89.5
Average relative humidity (%) 88.4 85.4 79.3 66.3 60.9 63.6 61.1 57.9 65.7 75.6 87.4 89.7 73.4
Source: World Meteorological Organization[12]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 11 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Ten killed, 13 injured after shell hits bus at roadblock near Volnovakha – regional administration". Interfax-Ukraine. 13 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Shell hits bus in eastern Ukraine, 10 killed: regional spokesman". Reuters. 13 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Ten killed, 13 injured after shell hits bus at roadblock near Volnovakha". Kyiv Post. 13 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Расстрел под Волновахой: террористы выпустили 40 снарядов Града". Liga News. 13 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Серед загиблих в автобусі під Волновахою - 6 жінок і 4 чоловіків..." Golos.com. 13 January 2015. Archived from the original on 13 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Кількість загиблих в результаті теракту під Волновахою збільшилася до 12, - МВС". RBK. 13 January 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Список погибших и раненых, пострадавших в результате террористического акта на пункте пропуска под г.Волновахой" (in Russian). ГУ МВД Украины в Донецкой Области. 14 January 2015.
  9. ^ "Monument to bus passengers killed in Grad attack unveiled in Volnovakha. PHOTOS". Censor.net. 2017-01-14. Retrieved 2017-01-14. A monument to 12 bus passengers killed in a Grad attack on Jan. 13, 2015 has been inaugurated in Volnovakha.
  10. ^ "Russian invasion update: Volnovakha town on verge of humanitarian catastrophe". www.ukrinform.net. Retrieved 2022-03-01.
  11. ^ "Head of Donetsk Regional State Administration: Volnovakha almost destroyed". Interfax-Ukraine. Retrieved 2022-03-01.
  12. ^ "World Meteorological Organization Climate Normals for 1981–2010". World Meteorological Organization. Archived from the original on 17 July 2021. Retrieved 18 July 2021.

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