|  Share | Cite


Horlivka (hôrˈləfkə) [key], Rus. Gorlovka, city (1989 pop. 337,000), E Ukraine, in the Donets Basin. It is a major coal-mining and industrial center, with a major chemical complex. Founded in 1867, it is dotted with huge slag and mine waste heaps.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Horlivka from Infoplease:

  • Grozny - Grozny Grozny or Groznyy, city (2006 est. pop. 230,000), capital of Chechnya, SE European Russia, ...
  • Donets Basin - Donets Basin Donets Basin , abbreviated as Donbas, industrial region (c.10,000 sq mi/25,900 sq km), ...
  • Encyclopedia: CIS and Baltic Political Geography - Encyclopeadia articles concerning CIS and Baltic Political Geography.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: CIS and Baltic Political Geography