Ordzhonikidze, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

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Ordzhonikidze
Орджонікідзе
City of regional significance
Skyline of Ordzhonikidze
Skyline of Ordzhonikidze
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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
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)

Ordzhonikidze (Ukrainian: Орджонікідзе; Russian: Орджоникидзе) 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. The city has been named after Sergo Ordzhonikidze. Population: 41,374 (2013 est.)[1].

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The city was established in 1956 when several miners 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. Since that time in area started to appear mining towns such as Prychepylivka (today – Hirnytske). In 1886 in place of the modern city were created Pokrovski quarries. Ordzhonikidze is located on the site of the 17th century Chortomlyk Sich.

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