Dnepropetrovsk

Dnepropetrovsk is one the most beautiful, biggest, and industrial city in Ukraine. There are a lot of parks, museums, galleries, theatres, universities and other interesting places. A lot of tourists visit our city during the year, and stay satisfied for a long time. Life in this city is bright and saturated like in every big and busy city. It's also one the most powerful and industrial cities in Europe. We have the the biggest rocket and space production.

Dnepropetrovsk, originally Ekaterinoslav, is Ukraine's third largest city, with about one million inhabitants. It is 391 kilometres (243 mi) southeast of the capital Kiev on the Dnieper River, in the south-central part of Ukraine. Dnepropetrovsk is the administrative centre of the Dnepropetrovsk Region. Administratively, it is incorporated as a city of region significance, the centre of Dnepropetrovsk municipality and extraterritorial administrative centre of Dnepropetrovsk Area. Population: 997,754 (2013 est.)

It also has a great hystory as every ukrainian city. The Russian city of Ekaterinoslav, known by this name until 1925, was formally inaugurated by the Russian Empress Catherine the Great in 1787 as the administrative centre of the newly acquired vast territories of New Russia, including those ceded to Russia by the Ottoman Empire under the Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca (1774). The city was originally envisioned as the Russian Empire's 3rd capital city, after Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

A vital industrial centre of Soviet Ukraine, Dnepropetrovsk was one of the key centres of the nuclear, arms, and space industries of the Soviet Union. In particular, it is home to the Yuzhmash, a major space and ballistic missile design bureau and manufacturer. Because of its military industry, Dnipropetrovsk was a closed city until the 1990s. Its name is in honor of Grigory Petrovsky (in combination with the river passing through).

Dnepropetrovsk is a powerhouse of Ukraine's business and politics, as the native city for many of the country's most important figures.Ukraine's politics are still defined by the legacies of Leonid Kuchma, Pavlo Lazarenko and Yuliya Tymoshenko whose intermingled careers started in Dnepropetrovsk.

Over time, Dnipropetrovsk has been known by a number of names: Ekaterinoslav 1776–1782, reestablished 1783–1797 Novorossiysk 1797–1802 Ekaterinoslav 1802–1918 Sicheslav 1918 Katerynoslav / Yekaterinoslav 1918–1926 Dnipropetrovsk / Dnepropetrovsk 1926–1992 Dnipropetrovsk 1992–present

Climate: During the summer, Dnepropetrovsk is very warm (average day temperature in July is 24 to 28 °C (75 to 82 °F), even hot sometimes 32 to 36 °C (90 to 97 °F). Temperatures as high as 36 °C (97 °F) have been recorded in May. Winter is not so cold (average day temperature in January is −4 to 0 °C (25 to 32 °F), but when there is no snow and the wind blows hard, it feels extremely cold. A mix of snow and rain happens usually in December. The best time for visiting the city is in late spring — late April and May, and early in autumn: September, October, when the city's trees turn yellow. Other times are mainly dry with a few showers.

But despite this, our city would be pleased to every tourist or traveler, regardless of the weather and time of year.