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Dnipropetrovsk

Dnipropetrovsk
Administration
Full nameDnipropetrovsk (Дніпропетровськ)
Official nameDnipropetrovsk (Дніпропетровськ)
Native nameDnepropetrovsk (Днепропетровск)
CountryUkraine
OblastDnipropetrovsk Oblast
City MunicipalityDnipropetrovsk
Founded1776
Government
MayorIvan Ivanovych Kulichenko
Geography
Total Area156.3 sq mi (405 km2)
Elevation508.5 ft (155 m)
Demography
Total Population1002950 (2011)
Density (pop.)2486/km2 (6438.7/sq mi)
Other information
Postal code49000
Area code+380 56(2)
Sister citiesVilnius, Durham Region, Samara, Tashkent, Xi'an, Herzliya, Žilina, Saloniki, Wałbrzych

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Dnipropetrovsk ( -ukˌdɲiprope̝ˈtrɔu̯sʲk) or Dnepropetrovsk ( ) formerly Yekaterinoslav ( , , translit. Katerynoslav, also Catharinoslav on old maps) is Ukraine's third largest city with one million inhabitants. It is located southeast of Ukraine's capital Kiev on the Dnieper River, in the south-central region of the country. Dnipropetrovsk is the administrative center of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast (province).

Within the Dnipropetrovsk Metropolitan area there are 1,860,000 people (2001).

A vital industrial center of Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk was one of the key centers of the nuclear, arms, and space industries of the former Soviet Union. In particular, it is home to Yuzhmash, a major space and ballistic missile designer and manufacturer. Because of its military industry, the city was a closed city until the 1990s.

Dnipropetrovsk has a public transportation system, including the Dnipropetrovsk Metro, which consists of one metro line with a total of six stations.


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