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Donetsk (Ukrainian: Донецьк, pronounced [doˈnɛt͡sʲk], translit. Donets’k; Russian: Доне́цк, tr. Donetsk; IPA: [dɐˈnʲɛtsk]; former names: Aleksandrovka, Yuzovka, Stalino (see also: cities' alternative names)) is an industrial city in Ukraine on the Kalmius River. The population was estimated at 929,063 (2016 est.) in the city, and over 2,000,000 in the metropolitan area (2011). According to the 2001 Ukrainian Census, Donetsk was the fifth-largest city in Ukraine. Administratively, it has been the centre of Donetsk Oblast, while historically, it is the unofficial capital and largest city of the larger economic and cultural Donets Basin (Donbas) region. Donetsk is adjacent to another major city of Makiivka and along with other surrounding cities forms a major urban sprawl and conurbation in the region. Donetsk has been a major economic, industrial and scientific centre of Ukraine with a high concentration of companies and a skilled workforce. The original settlement in the south of the European part of the Russian Empire was first mentioned as Aleksandrovka in 1779, under the Russian Empress Catherine the Great. In 1869, Welsh businessman, John Hughes, built a steel plant and several coal mines in the region; the town was named Yuzovka (Юзовка) in recognition of his role ("Yuz" being a Russian-language approximation of Hughes). During Soviet times, the city's steel industry was expanded. In 1924, it was renamed Stalino, and in 1932 the city became the centre of the Donetsk region. Renamed Donetsk in 1961, the city today remains the centre for coal mining and steel industry. Since April 2014, Donetsk and its surrounding areas have been one of the major sites of fighting in the War in Donbass.

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Facts and Stats for Donets'k*

  • Pollution Statistics in Donets'k

    Know the pollution level of Donets'k before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 91.67 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 66.67 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Donets'k: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Donets'k for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Donets'k.

    • Burglary and Theft 69.44 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 72.22 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 73.61 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 87.5 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 79.17 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 77.78 (High)
    • Drug offense 61.11 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 42.65 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 23.61 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 60.29 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 66.67 (High)
  • Living in Donets'k - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 29.28 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 89.08 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 38 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 38.89 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 25.66 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Donets'k

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Donets'k

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.7 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 66.48 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 52.45 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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