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Coordinates: 48°43′N 37°32′E / 48.717°N 37.533°E / 48.717; 37.533Coordinates: 48°43′N 37°32′E / 48.717°N 37.533°E / 48.717; 37.533
Kintra Ukraine
Oblast Donetsk Oblast
Ceety status1932
 • City117.1 km2 (45.2 sq mi)
 • City173,700
 • Density583/km2 (1,510/sq mi)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
Area code(s)+380 626(4)

Kramatorsk ([Краматорськ, Kramators'k] error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help)) is a ceety in Donetsk Oblast, in eastren Ukraine. Accordin tae latest estimates, the ceety's population wis aboot 200,000 fowk.

The ceety is a important mechanical ingineerin centre in Ukraine. At various periods, Kramatorsk wis a place o residence for a nummer o notable fowk includin Leonid Bykov, Joseph Kobzon an the youngest person tae iver become FIDE Warld Champion Ruslan Ponomariov.

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kramatorsk currently haes a population o ower 173,700 inhabitants (2008) an haes a metropolitan aurie o ower 203,100 inhabitants (2004).

The Roushie leid is dominant in Kramatorsk: 63.4% o ceetizens speak Roushie, while 36.0% speak Ukrainian.

Accordin tae the 2001 population census, the ethnic composition o Kramatorsk is:

  1. Ukrainians: 70.2%
  2. Roushies: 26.9%
  3. Belaroushies: 0.7%
  4. Armenies: 0.6%
  5. Azerbaijanis: 0.2%
  6. Jews: 0.1%

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety grew frae a dounset bi a smaw railwey station in 1868 intae a major urban dounset in the north o Donetsk Oblast wi several hivy machine production facilities.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the 2000s, a wind turbine production facility wis constructit in Kramatorsk. This is a joint ventur atween German Fuhrländer AG an its Ukrainian pairtners. Accordin tae their site, Fuhrländer became the first company in the renewable energy sector tae obtain a biggin permit frae the Ukrainian govrenment.[1]

Kramatorsk hasna stayed awa frae the internaitional ootsourcin trend promptit bi the emergence o the information society in Ukraine in the Post-Soviet years. An IT company QuartSoft Corp. wis foondit in Kramatorsk in 1999. Nou it haes offices in the Unitit States an Austrick.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Fuhrländer opens joint venture park in Ukraine". Retrieved 28 September 2012.

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