Dnepropetrovsk

Dnepropetrovsk

[nep-roh-pi-trawfsk; Russ. dnyi-pruh-pyi-trawfsk]
Dnepropetrovsk: see Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.
formerly (1783–1926) Ekaterinoslav

City (pop., 2001: 3,567,600), south-central Ukraine. Located on the Dnieper River, it was founded in 1783 and named for Catherine the Great; it grew after the railroad arrived in the 1880s. In 1926 the Soviets gave it its current name. A railway junction and a centre of the wheat trade, it has developed into one of the largest industrial cities of Ukraine, with a huge iron and steel industry. It is the site of institutes of higher education, and its cultural amenities include several theatres.

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