Perevalsk City Hall
|Coordinates: 48°26′N 38°49′E / 48.433°N 38.817°ECoordinates: 48°26′N 38°49′E / 48.433°N 38.817°E|
|Area||30 km2 (10 sq mi)|
|Elevation||259 m (850 ft)|
Perevalsk (Ukrainian: Перевальськ; Russian: Перевальск) is a city in the southwestern part of the Luhansk Oblast (province) of Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Perevalsk Raion. Population: 25,941 (2013 est.).
Perevalsk was founded in 1889 as Seleznyovsky Mine, for the workers in coal mining. Over time it grew by incorporating similar miner's settlements. In 1924 it was renamed to the Settlement of Paris Commune (abbreviated Parkommuna) In 1938 it became town of Parkommuna, and in 1964 it acquired its present name. In 1964, it became the administrative center of the newly established Perevalsk Raion.
Perevalsk borders immediately on the larger town of Alchevsk.
Since 2014, Perevalsk has been controlled by forces of the Luhansk People's Republic.
- "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
- "History of Perevalsk", the Perevalsk district library website (retrieved August 18, 2014) (Russian)
- "Численность населения по состоянию на 1 октября 2015 года по Луганской Народной Республике" (PDF) (in Russian). Luhansk People's Republic. Retrieved 21 December 2015.