Pokrov, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

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Pokrov
Покров
City of regional significance
Skyline of Pokrov
Skyline of Pokrov
Flag of Pokrov
Flag
Coat of arms of Pokrov
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 47°40′N 34°3′E / 47.667°N 34.050°E / 47.667; 34.050Coordinates: 47°40′N 34°3′E / 47.667°N 34.050°E / 47.667; 34.050
Country Ukraine
Oblast Dnipropetrovsk Oblast
First settled 1883
Area
 • Total 26 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 71 m (233 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 41,374
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
Website http://pokrov-mr.gov.ua/

Pokrov (Ukrainian: Покров, Ukrainian pronunciation: [pɔkˈrɔw]), formerly Ordzhonikidze (Ukrainian: Орджонікідзе) is a small city and mining town in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast of central Ukraine. Administratively, it is incorporated within Ordzhonikidze municipality as a city of oblast significance. Population: 41,374 (2013 est.)[1].

History[edit]

The city was established in 1956 when several miner settlements of the Ordzhonikidze Mine were merged into a city. Previously, in 1883 a Russian engineer-geologist Valerian Domger discovered rich deposits of manganese ore in a basin of the Solona River (uk). Since that time, mining towns such as Prychepylivka (today – Hirnytske) started to appear in the area. In 1886 in place of the modern city were created Pokrovski quarries. Pokrov is located on the site of the 17th century Chortomlyk Sich.

On 15 May 2015 President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a bill into law that started a six months period for the removal of communist monuments and the mandatory renaming of settlements with a name related to Communism.[2] Since 2 April 2016, after it was officially renamed by the Ukrainian parliament, the city is officially named Pokrov.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

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See also[edit]

  • Privat Group (corporation in control of the city's industry)

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