Pokrov, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

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Skyline of Pokrov
Skyline of Pokrov
Flag of Pokrov
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
OblastDnipropetrovsk Oblast
First settled1883
 • Total26 km2 (10 sq mi)
71 m (233 ft)
 • Total40 857

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 Pokrov municipality as a city of oblast significance. Its population is approximately 40,090 (2017 est.)[1].


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]


See also[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  2. ^ (in Ukrainian) Poroshenko signed the laws about decomunization. Ukrayinska Pravda. 15 May 2015
    Poroshenko signs laws on denouncing Communist, Nazi regimes, Interfax-Ukraine. 15 May 2015
    Goodbye, Lenin: Ukraine moves to ban communist symbols, BBC News (14 April 2015)
  3. ^ (in Ukrainian) ORDZHONIKIDZE WITH A NEW NAME. IN UKRAINE DEKOMUNIZUVALY MORE THAN 150 SETTLEMENTS, Televiziyna Sluzhba Novyn (2 April 2016)