Makiivka or Makeyevka is an industrial city located in eastern Ukraine within the Donetsk Oblast, from the capital Donetsk. Administratively, it is incorporated as a city of oblast significance. Population: . According to the 2001 Ukrainian Census, the city had 389,589 inhabitants, 178,475 were men and 211,114 were women. It is an important steel industry and coal mining centre of the country. Makiivka is a leading metallurgical and coal-mining centre and has machinery and coking plants. Donetsk and Makiivka are practically merged into a conurbation.