Kirovske (Crimea) [Кіровське; Kirovs'ke]. Map: VIII-16. Town smt (2011 pop 7,024) and raion center in the eastern Crimea. It was first mentioned in 1783 as Islam-Terek. A German colony was founded there in the 1840s. The town was renamed in 1945.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 2 (1988).]