14 Facts About Dnipro


The area of modern Dnipro was part of the Scythian empire from approximately the 1th century BC until the 3rd century BC.

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Subsequently the era of modern Dnipro city was incorporated into the Mongol's khanate Golden Horde.

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Subsequent archeological finds in today's Dnipro's urban district Samarskyi District suggest that the important river crossing was a trading settlement from at least 1524.

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Dnipro is reported as the only city in Ukraine where a volunteer formation has been created under direct City Council control.

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Aviatorske, an urban-type settlement located near the Dnipro International Airport, is a part of Dnipro Municipality.

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Dnipro posted bounties for the capture of Russian-backed militants and the surrender of weapons; drafted housands of Privat Group employees as auxiliary police officers; and is said to have provided substantial funds to create the Dnipro Battalion, and to support the Aidar, Azov, and Donbas volunteer battalions.

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However, according to other schemes, Dnipro has a Supratemperate bioclimate, and belongs to the Temperate xeric steppic thermoclimatic belt, due to high evapotranspiration.

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Dnipro is a primarily industrial city of around one million people; in being such it has developed into a large urban centre over the past few centuries to become, today, Ukraine's fourth-largest city after Kyiv, Kharkiv and Odesa.

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The natural population growth in Dnipro is slightly higher than growth in Ukraine in general.

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In 2018 a private Texas-based aerospace firm Firefly Aerospace opened a Research and Development center in Dnipro to develop small and medium-sized launch vehicles for commercial launches to orbit.

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Dnipro has a metro system, opened in 1995, which consists of one line and 6 stations.

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Dnipro has a variety of theatres and museums, including the Dmytro Yavornytsky National Historical Museum.

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The Dnipro-Arena hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification game between Ukraine and England on 10 October 2009.

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The Dnipro Arena was initially chosen as one of the Ukrainian venues for their joint Euro 2012 bid with Poland.

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