Luhansk

Luhansk (UK: /lˈhænsk/, US: /-ˈhɑːn-/; Ukrainian: Луганськ, romanized: Luhans'k, IPA: [lʊˈɦɑnʲsʲk] (listen), UK: /-ˈɡæn-/, US: /-ˈɡɑːn-/; Russian: Луганск, romanized: Lugansk, IPA: [lʊˈɡansk]), also known as Lugansk and formerly known as Voroshilovgrad (1935–1958 and 1970–1990), is a city in eastern Ukraine, near the border with Russia in the disputed Donbas region. Luhansk is currently the capital and administrative center of the Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), an unrecognized breakaway state that was established in 2014 by pro-Russian separatists. The city and its surrounding areas have been one of the main sites of fighting in the Russo-Ukrainian War. Until its capture by Russia, Luhansk was the administrative center of Luhansk Oblast. The current population is estimated to be 399,559 (2021 est.)[1]

Luhansk
Луганськ
Russian: Луганск
Hotel Ukraine, architect Joseph Karakis
Luhansk
Location of Luhansk
Luhansk
Luhansk (Ukraine)
Coordinates: 48°34′0″N 39°20′0″E
Country (de jure) Ukraine
Country (de facto) Luhansk People's Republic
OblastLuhansk Oblast
RaionCity of Luhansk
Founded1795
Area
  Total257 km2 (99 sq mi)
Elevation
105 m (344 ft)
Population
 (2021)
  Total399,559
  Density1,600/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Postal code
91000
Area code(s)+380 642
ClimateDfa
Websitehttp://gorod-lugansk.com
Raions of Luhansk