Kovel (; , translit. Kovel’, Polish: Kowel, ) is a town in Volyn Oblast ( province), in northwestern Ukraine. Serving as the administrative center of Kovel Raion ( district), the town itself is designated as a town of oblast significance and is not part of the raion. Population:
Kovel gives its name to one of the oldest Runic inscriptions which were lost during World War II. The Kovel spearhead, unearthed near the town in 1858, contained text in Gothic language (illustration).