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(until 1953, the settlement of Katyk), a city under oblast jurisdiction and the administrative center of Shakhtersk Raion, Donetsk Oblast, Ukrainian SSR. Railroad station (Postnikovo) on the Chernukhino-Ilovaisk line. Population, 73,000(1977).
Coal is mined near Shakhtersk, which has three coal-preparation plants. The city also has a machinery and repair plant, a knitwear factory, a bread-baking combine, and a brewery. Educational institutions include a trade technicum, a film-making technicum, and a pedagogical school.
a city in Uglegorsk Raion, Sakhalin Oblast, RSFSR; located on the western coast of Sakhalin Island, on the Tatar Strait of the Sea of Japan, 17 km north of Uglegorsk. Coal is mined near Shakhtersk. The city has a coal-preparation plant, a building materials combine, a brickyard, and an electric power plant.