Pokrov, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast
|City of regional significance|
Skyline of Pokrov
|• Total||26 km2 (10 sq mi)|
|Elevation||71 m (233 ft)|
|• Density||1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)|
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Pokrov (Ukrainian: Покров, Ukrainian pronunciation: [pɔkˈrɔw]), formerly Ordzhonikidze (Ukrainian: Орджонікідзе) 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. Population: 41,374 (2013 est.).
The city was established in 1956 when several miner 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, mining towns such as Prychepylivka (today – Hirnytske) started to appear in the area. In 1886 in place of the modern city were created Pokrovski quarries. Pokrov is located on the site of the 17th century Chortomlyk Sich.
On 15 May 2015 President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a bill into law that started a six months period for the removal of communist monuments and the mandatory renaming of settlements with a name related to Communism. Since 2 April 2016, after it was officially renamed by the Ukrainian parliament, the city is officially named Pokrov.
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Taras Shevchenko monument
- Privat Group (corporation in control of the city's industry)
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- "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
- (in Ukrainian) Poroshenko signed the laws about decomunization. Ukrayinska Pravda. 15 May 2015
Poroshenko signs laws on denouncing Communist, Nazi regimes, Interfax-Ukraine. 15 May 2015
Goodbye, Lenin: Ukraine moves to ban communist symbols, BBC News (14 April 2015)
- (in Ukrainian) ORDZHONIKIDZE WITH A NEW NAME. IN UKRAINE DEKOMUNIZUVALY MORE THAN 150 SETTLEMENTS, Televiziyna Sluzhba Novyn (2 April 2016)
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