Key Facts about Dnipro City


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Russian missile attack on the central city of Dnipro injured seven people, including two children, and damaged civilian infrastructure recently.

About Dnipro:

  • Formerly referred to as Dnipropetrovsk, Dnipro is a city of regional significance located in the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, in the eastern portion of Ukraine. 
  • It covers an area of 409,718 sq. km and is situated along both the banks of the Dnieper River, close to its meeting point with the Samara River. 
    • The city center stands on the right bank, which forms a part of the Dnieper Upland, while the left bank forms a part of the Dnieper Lowland. 
  • It is the country's fourth-biggest city after the cities of Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Odesa.
  • As of 2021, the city of Dnipro had a population of 980,948 inhabitants.
  • It is considered one of the principal industrial centers of Ukraine.
    • The city hosts several facilities devoted to heavy industries producing various products, including launch vehicles, rolled metal, cast iron, machinery, agricultural equipment, different chemicals, etc. 

Key Facts about Dnieper River:

  • It is the fourth-longest river in Europe (after the Volga, the Danube, and the Ural). 
  • In Russian, the river’s name is Dnepr. In Ukrainian, it is Dnipro, and in Belarusian, it is Dnyapro.
  • Located in Eastern Europe, the Dnieper River and its tributaries drain much of Belarus and Ukraine.
  • Course:
    • It originates in Russia, in the low Valday Hills, west of Moscow.
    • It runs a total length of 1,368 miles through western Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine before emptying into the Black Sea.
    • It passes through numerous urban centers, such as the Russian cities of Smolensk and Dorogobuzh, as well as Mogilevin Belarus and Kiev, Cherkasy, Dnipro, and Zaporizhia in Ukraine.
  • Historically, the river was an important barrier dividing Ukraine into right and left banks.
  • Tributaries: It has as many as 32,000 tributaries, including the Sozh, Desna, Trubizh, Bilozerka, Drut, Berezina, and Prypiat Rivers. 

Q1: Which all countries border Ukraine?

Ukraine shares the border with seven other countries: Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Russia, and Belarus.

Source: Russian missile attack on Ukraine’s Dnipro injures seven people, including two children