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Travel Home > Directory > Destinations > Europe > Euro 2012 > Ukraine - Donetsk


Donetsk. Pop. 975,959. Currency - Hryvnia (UAH). Language Ukrainian (with Russian as a second language). Time Zone GMT + 2 hours. Main airport Donetsk International Airport DOK. Best Time to go generally the best time is late spring, especially during the month of May. Donetsk is a large city situated in a eastern Ukraine on the Kalmius river. It was founded in 1869 by a Welsh businessman, John Hughes, who constructed a steel plant and several coal mines in the region. The city is also the centre of heavy industry and coal mines in the Donets Basin (Donbas), a key resource for the whole of Ukraine. In the modern age the city area has 17 coal mines, two concentrating mills, 5 large metallurgical plants , 67 engineering organizations, and 32 food industry organizations. Places to go include - Artema Street, Cathedral Transfiguration of Jesus, Donetsk National University, Statue of Artem (Fyodor Sergeyev), Donetsk Opera & Ballet Theater, Pushkin Boulevard, Monument to John Hughes, and Lenin Square. The city is currently home to two major professional football teams in Ukraine: Shakhtar Donetsk and Metalurh Donetsk. Shakhtar Donetsk became the first Ukrainian club to win the UEFA Cup in 2009, the last year prior to the competition being revamped as the Europa League. The city was also chosen as a venue for the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship with group games played at the Donbass Arena.


UEFA Euro 2012 Donetsk Hotels

UEFA Euro 2012 Donetsk Hotels Flights and Travel including Victoria Hotel, Donbass Palace Hotel, Artema Street, Kalmius River, Shakhtar Donetsk FC, Pushkin Boulevard, Monument to John Hughes, Donbass Arena, Donetsk Travel and Tourism in Ukraine.

UEFA Euro 2012 Donetsk Hotels Rooms Travel Football Donbass Arena Ukraine Artema Street Lenin Square

Victoria Hotel Donetsk Ukraine

The Victoria Hotel is located right next to the new stadium of the Ukrainian soccer champion FC Shakhtar Donetsk (for football fans the one-hour guided tour of the stadium is a must), but a 15 minutes car drive to away from the city center and Lenin Square.

Victoria Hotel 14a Mira Avenue Donetsk Ukraine next to Football Club FC Shakhtar Donetsk Stadium

Donbass Arena Donetsk Ukraine - wikipedia

Donbas Arena or Donbass Arena is a stadium with a natural grass pitch in Donetsk, Ukraine that opened on 29 August 2009. The facility is located in the center of the city, in the Lenin Comsomol park. With a capacity of 52,518 spectators, the Stadium hosts FC Shakhtar Donetsk matches and was chosen as a venue for some matches in Euro 2012.

Donetsk Ukraine UEFA Euro 2012 European Football Championship Venue fans Donbass Arena  Wikipedia


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