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Dnipro
Дніпро
City of regional significance
Collage of Dnipro city images.jpg
Transfiguration Cathedral, central Dnipropetrovsk skyline, Merefa-Kherson bridge, Monastyrsky Island and Dnieper river
Flag of DniproДніпро
Flag
Coat of arms of DniproДніпро
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
Dnipro
Location in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast
Country  Ukraine
Oblast  Dnipropetrovsk Oblast
City Municipality Флаг Днепропетровска 2.png Dnipropetrovsk
Historic Governorate Yekaterinoslav
Founded 1776 (245 years ago)
City Status 1778
Administrative HQ Dnipropetrovsk City Hall,
75 Karl Marks Ave.
Raions
Government
 • Type City council, regional
Area
 • City of regional significance 405 km2 (156 sq mi)
Elevation
155 m (509 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • City of regional significance Decrease 979,046
 • Rank 3rd, UA
 • Density 2,452/km2 (6,350/sq mi)
 • Metro
1,460,000
Demonym(s) Dnipropetrovetsʹ, Dnipropetrovchanka, Dnipropetrovtsi
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
49000
Area code(s) +380 56(2)
GDP 207.9 million
Website dniprorada.gov.ua

Dnipro (Ukrainian: Дніпро) is a city in Ukraine and is the third largest city in Ukraine. About 1 million people live there. It lies southeast of Ukraine's capital city, Kiev. It was founded in 1776. Dnipro enjoys a borderline semi-arid/Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification BSh/Csa), with relativity mild temperatures and plentiful sunshine year-round.

Dnipropetrovsk is one of the key places for the nuclear, arms and space industries of the former Soviet Union.

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