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Coordinates: 47°55′0″N, 33°15′0″E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Kryvyi Rih
Кривий Ріг
Official coat of arms of Kryvyi Rih
Coat of arms
Government
Country
Oblast
Raion
Ukraine
Dnipropetrovsk Oblast
Kryvyi Rihskyi Raion
Founded 17th Century
City rights 1919
Mayor
Geographical characteristics
Area
 - City

407.3 km²
Population
 - City ()
   - Density

710,400
  2,559.1/km²
Coordinates 47°55′0″N, 33°15′0″E
Other Information
Postal Code 50001
Dialing Code +380 56(4)
Website: www.kryvyirih.dp.ua

Kryvyi Rih (Ukrainian: Кривий Ріг, Russian: Кривой Рог, translit. Krivoy Rog) is a city in central Ukraine, situated in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, to the southwest of the oblast's administrative center, Dnipropetrovsk, at the confluence of the Inhulets and Saksahan rivers. Population 632,100 (as of 2004) Image File history File links Kr_rig_s. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Ukraine is subdivided into 24 oblasts (Ukrainian singular: область, oblast; plural області, oblasti), one autonomous republic (автономна республіка, avtonomna respublika), and... A raion (or rayon) (Russian and Ukrainian: ; Belarusian раён; Azeri: rayon, Latvian: rajons, Georgian: , raioni) is one of two kinds of administrative subdivisions in languages of some post-Soviet states: a subnational entity and a subdivision of a city. ... Dnipropetrovsk Oblast (Ukrainian: , Dnipropetrovs’ka oblast’ or Дніпропетровщина, Dnipropetrovshchyna) is an oblast of central Ukraine, the most important industrial region of the country. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Ukrainian postal codes consist of five digits. ... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... There exist many possible systems for transliterating the Cyrillic alphabet of the Russian language to English or the Latin alphabet. ... Dnipropetrovsk Oblast (Ukrainian: , Dnipropetrovs’ka oblast’ or Дніпропетровщина, Dnipropetrovshchyna) is an oblast of central Ukraine, the most important industrial region of the country. ... Dnipropetrovsk (Ukrainian: ; Russian: ) is Ukraines third largest city with 1. ... The Inhulets (Ukrainian: ) is a river, a right tributary of the Dnieper River, which flows through Ukraine. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Kryvyi Rih is arguably the main steel industry city of the Eastern Europe, being a large globally-important metallurgical center in the Kryvbas iron mining region. Steel framework Steel is a metal alloy whose major component is iron, with carbon being the primary alloying material. ... Regions of Europe as delineated by the United Nations (UN definition of Eastern Europe marked salmon):  Northern Europe  Western Europe  Eastern Europe  Southern Europe Pre-1989 division between the West (grey) and Eastern Bloc (orange) superimposed on current national boundaries: Russia (dark orange), other countries of the former USSR (medium... Kryvbas (Ukrainian: , full rarely-used name Kryvorizkyi Iron Ore Basin, Ukrainian: ) is an important economic region in central Ukraine, specializing in iron ore mining and steel industry. ... The El Chino Mine located near Silver City, New Mexico is an open-pit copper mine Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually (but not always) from an ore body, vein, or (coal) seam. ...

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History

The city was founded in the 17th century by Zaporozhian Cossacks. Kryvyi Rih in Ukrainian literally means Crooked Horn. According to local legend, the city was founded by a crooked (Ukrainian slang for one-eyed) Cossack named Rih. However, records pre-dating the existence of the city refer to the area by the same name, due to the shape of the landmass formed by the merging of the river Saksagan into the Ingulets. (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... The Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mehmed IV of Turkey. ...


During the Russian Civil War, the city and its hinterland were at the nucleus of Nestor Makhno's anarchist insurgency. Combatants Red Army (Bolsheviks) White Army (Monarchists, SRs, Anti-Communists) Green Army (Peasants and Nationalists) Black Army (Anarchists) Commanders Leon Trotsky Mikhail Tukhachevsky Semyon Budyonny Lavr Kornilov, Alexander Kolchak, Anton Denikin, Pyotr Wrangel Alexander Antonov, Nikifor Grigoriev Nestor Makhno Strength 5,427,273 (peak) +1,000,000 Casualties 939,755... Nestor Makhno. ... Anarchism is a generic term describing various political philosophies and social movements that advocate the elimination of hierarchy and imposed authority. ...


The area's industrial growth began in the 1880s, when European investment founded a mining syndicate. The metallurgical works in the city, Kryvorizhstal, in particular, expanded through Soviet times, and now remain some of the largest in the world. // Development and commercial production of electric lighting Development and commercial production of gasoline-powered automobile by Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler and Maybach First commercial production and sales of phonographs and phonograph recordings. ... This article is about the continent. ... Invest redirects here. ... // [edit] Etymology The word comes from French syndicat which means administrator especially in matters regarding a certain geographical area, from the Latin word syndicus which in turn comes from the Greek word σύνδικος (syndikos) which means caretaker of an issue, compare to ombudsperson or representative. ... Kryvorizhstal (Ukrainian: Криворіжсталь, Russian: Криворожсталь) is an integrated steel plant located in the Ukrainian city of Kryvyi Rih. ...


Viktor Yushchenko, the president of Ukraine since 2005, has accused his predecessor, Leonid Kuchma of selling off Kryvorizhstal to a political supporter for far below market value. This privatization was successfully challenged in court in 2005, and the same year the plant was re-privatized after an open bidding to the Dutch-Indian Mittal Steel for more then 5 times the initial value. Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko (Ukrainian: ) (born February 23, 1954) is the current President of Ukraine. ... Mariyinsky Palace The President of Ukraine (Ukrainian: , Prezydent Ukrayiny) is the head of the state of Ukraine and acts in its name. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Leonid Kuchma Leonid Danylovych Kuchma (Ukrainian: Леонід Данилович Кучма; born August 9, 1938) was the second President of Ukraine from July 19, 1994, to January 23, 2005. ... Kryvorizhstal (Ukrainian: Криворіжсталь, Russian: Криворожсталь) is an integrated steel plant located in the Ukrainian city of Kryvyi Rih. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mittal Steel Company N.V. (NYSE: MT) is the worlds largest steel producer. ...


Modern Kryvyi Rih

The city extends for 130 km, paralleling the ore deposits. The city is set in the rolling steppe land surrounded by fields of sunflowers and grain. A short distance east of the city centre, there is an area along a small lake where glacial boulders were deposited. as a result, this area was never cultivated and contains one of the few remaining patches of wild steppe vegetation in the area. The city's environmental and construction safety is a growing problem due to abandoned mines and polluted ore-processing waste. Iron ore (Banded iron formation) Manganese ore Lead ore Gold ore An ore is a volume of rock containing components or minerals in a mode of occurrence which renders it valuable for mining. ... Deposit may refer to: Finance A deposit is a specific sum of money taken and held on account, by a bank as a service provided for its clients. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Cranes are essential in large construction projects, such as this skyscraper In project architecture and civil engineering, construction is the building or assembly of any infrastructure on a site. ... For other uses, see Safety (disambiguation). ... This article is about mineral extraction. ... It has been suggested that Externality be merged into this article or section. ... Waste inside a wheelie bin Waste, rubbish, trash, garbage, or junk is unwanted or undesired material. ...


The city itself is laid out with broad avenues lined by wide sidewalks. Tram lines run down the centre of the major streets. Beside the sidewalks there are usually several rows of trees such as lindens and horse chestnuts. Many people live in rows of 5 to 9 story apartment buildings that are wrapped around large inner courtyards. Many of these courtyards are also filled with trees giving the overall impression that the entire city is built in a park. Even the main downtown area of the city at the intersection of Karl Marx Street and Lenin Avenue maintains this park-like look and feel.


Tourism

This is not a typical tourist destination and there are few hotels. Most people who visit Kryvyi Rih have first made contact with local friends over the Internet. There is also an overnight sleeper train from Kiev or you can fly to Dnipropetrovsk and take a 3 hour marshrutka ride to Kryvyi Rih. The Kryvyi Rih (also known as Lozuvatka) Airport only handles charter flights and private planes. Kryviy Rih is also home to the Kryvyi Rih Metro Tram, an 11 station system, which serves some parts of the city. Dnipropetrovsk (Ukrainian: ; Russian: ) is Ukraines third largest city with 1. ... Marshrutka (Russian: ; short for маршрутное такси (routed taxicab)) is a CIS minibus taxi. ... Map of the Kryvyi Rih Metrotram. ...


Kryvyi Rih also contains the Ukrainian Premier League football team FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih. Professional football league of Ukraine logo The Ukrainian Premier League (Ukrainian: , Vyscha Liha) is the highest division of Ukrainian annual football championship. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih is a professional football (soccer) team in the Ukrainian Premier League. ...


Satellite Images

Kryvyi Rih is an interesting place to hunt for on satellite images. From a great height, roads and cities are not normally visible on these photos, but Kryvyi Rih appears as a grey smudge amidst the green and brown fields of the Ukrainian steppes. As you zoom in closer, you can see how the city is wrapped around the largest hole in the ground in continental Europe. This is the main open-pit mine where iron ore is extracted. The grey smudge is a combination of the big pit, and the waste piles and factories which surround it and numerous mineshafts in the city. If you travel from Kryvyi Rih to Kiev on the sleeper train during the long summer evenings, then you will get a good view of dozens of mineshafts and factories, often completely coated with rust-red dust.


External links

  • (Ukrainian)/(English)/(Russian) Kryvyi Rih administration website


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Raions: Apostolivskyi | Dnipropetrovskyi | Krynychanskyi | Kryvorizkyi | Mahdalynivskyi | Mezhivskyi | Nikopolskyi | Novomoskovskyi | Pavlohradskyi | Petropavlivskyi | Petrykivskyi | Pokrovskyi | Pyatykhatskyi | Shyrokivskyi | Sofiyivskyi | Solonianskyi | Synelnykivskyi | Tomakivskyi | Tsarychanskyi | Vasylkivskyi | Verkhnodniprovskyi | Yuryivskyi Image File history File links Dnipropetrowsk-oblast-COA.PNG File links The following pages link to this file: Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Kryvyi Rih Dnipropetrovsk Dniprodzerzhynsk Nikopol Pavlohrad Novomoskovsk, Ukraine Template:Cities in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast ... Dnipropetrovsk Oblast (Ukrainian: , Dnipropetrovs’ka oblast’ or Дніпропетровщина, Dnipropetrovshchyna) is an oblast of central Ukraine, the most important industrial region of the country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... See rayon for the textile made of processed cellulose. ...

Cities: Apostolove | Dniprodzerzhynsk | Dnipropetrovsk | Kryvyi Rih | Marhanets | Nikopol | Novomoskovsk | Ordzhonikidze | Pavlohrad | Pereschepyne | Pershotravensk | Piatykhatky | Pidhorodne | Synelnykove | Ternivka | Verkhivtseve | Verkhnodniprovsk | Vilnohirsk | Zelenodolsk | Zhovti Vody Ukraine is subdivided into 24 oblasts (Ukrainian singular: область, oblast; plural області, oblasti), one autonomous republic (автономна республіка, avtonomna respublika), and two cities with special status (singular місто зі спеціальним статусом, misto zi spetsialnym statusom). ... Apostolove (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Dniprodzerzhynsk (Ukrainian: Дніпродзержинськ, Dniprodzerzhynsk; Russian: Днепродзержинск, formerly Kamenskoye) is a city in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast of Ukraine, a port on the Dnieper river. ... Dnipropetrovsk (Ukrainian: ; Russian: ) is Ukraines third largest city with 1. ... Marhanets (Ukrainian: ; Russian: ) is a city in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast of central Ukraine. ... Nikopol (Нікополь) is a town of Ukraine, in the government of Ekaterinoslav, on the right bank of the Dnieper, 70 miles S.S.W. of the town of Ekaterinoslav. ... Novomoskovsk (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast (province) of Ukraine and a center of Novomoskovsk Raion (district). ... Ordzhonikidze (Ukrainian: ; Russian: ) is a city of oblast subordinance in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast of central Ukraine. ... ... Pereschepyne (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Pershotravensk (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Piatykhatky (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Pidhorodne (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Synelnykove (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Government Country Oblast Ukraine Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Established 1775 City from 1976 Geographical characteristics Area  - City [[{{{area_magnitude}}}_m²|{{{area_total}}} km²]] Population  - City (2001) 29226 Coordinates Elevation 100 m Other Information Postal Code 51500 Dialing Code +380-5636 Ternivka (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Verkhivtseve (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Verkhnodniprovsk (Ukrainian: ;Russian: ) is a city in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Vilnohirsk (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Zelenodolsk (Russian Зеленодольск; also Yäşel Ãœzän) is a city and district in the north-west region of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. ... Zhovti Vody (Ukrainian: , Polish: , Russian: ) is a city in south-central Ukraines Dnipropetrovsk Oblast (province). ...

Urban-type settlements: Krynychky | Mahdalynivka | Mezhova | Petropavlivka | Pokrovske | Shyroke | Sofiyivka | Solone | Tomakivka | Tsarychanka | Vasylkivka | Yuryivka | Zelenodolsk | more... Urban-type settlement (Russian: , posyolok gorodskogo tipa; Ukrainian: , selyshche miskoho typu; abbreviated as in Russian and as in Ukrainian) is an official designation for a certain type of urban settlements used in some of the countries of the former Soviet Union. ... As of January 1, 2006 there are 886 urban-type settlements (Ukrainian: , translit. ...

Villages: more... A village is a human residential settlement commonly found in rural areas. ...

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