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Dnepropetrovsk Travel Guide
Dnepropetrovsk (Dnipropetrovsk - Ukrainian lang.) - The regional center, located in the middle reaches of the Dnieper River in central Ukraine. Today it is the 3rd largest city of Ukraine with the population of over 1 million people. Center agglomeration Dnepropetrovsk (Dnipropetrovsk, Dneprodzerzhinsk, Novomoskovsk, Podgorodnoe) - more than 1.3 million residents. Dnipropetrovsk city is growing rapidly, and on the background of new buildings, is increasingly becoming a visible part of the old buildings.
There are many attractions in the Dnipropetrovsk city, monuments of culture, fountains, have a different appearance, and numerous bridges across the Dnieper River, cathedrals and museums, and natural embankment, with a length of over 23's of kilometers, making it the longest embankment in Europe.
Dnepropetrovsk is largest center in Prydniprovya district and one of the most beautiful cities in Ukraine. The continued strengthening of the urban settlements are known since the mid 16 th century.
New Town was founded in 1776 by Prince Grigory Potemkin by decree of Catherine II and was named Yekaterynoslav (called in the year 1776-1926 biennium). In year 1918 the city was Sicheslav name in honor of the Cossack Sich. From year 1926 - Dnipropetrovsk. For residents simply Dnipro or Dnepr.
Since the beginning of the twentieth-century and to this day the most important center of Dnepropetrovsk metallurgical industry and machine building. Since the 1950's Center for Aerospace and missile. The town is mainly commercial and industrial center of eastern Ukraine. The city has 11 public higher education institutions and several private, national universities.