Ordzhonikidze, Ukraine

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Ordzhonikidze
Орджонікідзе
city of oblast subordinance
Flag of Ordzhonikidze
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Coat of arms of Ordzhonikidze
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Oblast Dnipropetrovsk Oblast
First settled 1883
Area
 • Total 26 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 71 m (233 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 41,894
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)

Ordzhonikidze (Ukrainian: Орджонікідзе; Russian: Орджоникидзе) is a mining city of oblast subordinance in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast of central Ukraine. It is located at around 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. The city is named after Sergo Ordzhonikidze.

History[edit]

The city was founded in 1883 as a mining town named Prychepylivka near a manganese mine which still dominates the life of the city. Ordzhonikidze is located on the site of the 17th century Chortomlyk Sich.

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