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Donetsk Oblast

Oblast (region) of Ukraine

Donetsk Oblast
Donetsk Oblast

The Donetsk Oblast, also referred to as Donechchyna, is an oblast of eastern Ukraine. It is Ukraine's most populous oblast, with around 4.1 million residents. Its administrative centre is Donetsk; however, its Regional State Administration has been temporarily relocated to Kramatorsk because of the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war. Historically, the region has been an important part of the Donbas region. Until November 1961, it bore the name Stalino Oblast as Donetsk was then named "Stalino", in honour of Joseph Stalin. As part of the de-Stalinization process, it was renamed as its administrative centre after Siversky Donets, the main artery of Eastern Ukraine. Its population is estimated as 4,100,280

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