Volunteer in Ukraine :: Luhansk

Luhansk Oblast (Ukrainian: Луганська область, translit. Luhans’ka oblast’, Russian: Луганская область, translit. Luganskaya oblast; also referred to asLuhanshchyna – Ukrainian: Луганщина or locally as Luhan' (Лугань)[citation needed]) is the easternmost oblast (province) of Ukraine. Its administrative center isLuhansk. The oblast was established in 1938 and bore the name Voroshilovgrad Oblast (until 1958 and again 1970 to 1990) in honor of Kliment Voroshilov.

Important cities within the oblast include: Alchevsk, Antratsyt, Bryanka, Kirovsk, Krasnyi Luch, Krasnodon, Lysychansk, Luhansk, Pervomaisk, Rovenky,Rubizhne, Sverdlovsk, Syeverodonetsk, Stakhanov.

Luhansk (UkrainianЛуга́нськpronounced [luˈɦɑɲsʲk]) (formerly Voroshilovgrad) also known as Lugansk (Russian:Луга́нскIPA: [lʊˈɡansk]) is a city in southeastern Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Luhansk Oblast(province). The city itself is also designated as its own separate municipality within the oblast. The current estimated population is around 445,900 (as of 2004).


The Luhansk Oblast is located in eastern Ukraine. The area of the oblast' (26,700 km²), comprises about 4.42% of the total area of the country.

Its longitude from north to south is 250 km, from east to west – 190 km. The oblast' borders the Belgorod and Voronezh Oblast's of Russia on the north, theRostov Oblast of Russia on the east, the Rostov Oblast on the south, and the Kharkiv and Donetsk Oblast's on the west.

Points of interest

The following historic-cultural sites were nominated for the Seven Wonders of Ukraine.

  • The house of Dal's birth (Luhansk)
  • Fighters for the Revolution monument
  • Derkul horse factory