About Dnipro

About Dnipro

The city of Dnipro (former Dnipropetrovsk) or Dnepr (Rus.) is situated on the Dnieper River in East-Central Ukraine and has a population of 1 million.
Large and beautiful, it is the main city of East-Central Ukraine.

Dnipro is one of the largest industrial, economic and transport center, the center of metallurgy and the space capital of Ukraine. Ferrous metallurgy, metalworking, mechanical engineering, and other heavy industries are especially developed.

Climate

In general, the climate of the city is typical for the climate of the steppe south of Ukraine. The average annual air temperature is +10.6 ° C, the lowest – in January: -2.7 ° C, the highest – in July: +25.7 ° C.

Transport

Intracity transport is represented by trolleybus, bus and tram lines, as well as an extensive network of fixed-route taxis.

In the future, the total length of the first line will be 11.8 km with 9 stations. The development of the metro provides for the construction in the future up to 80 km of tracks with three lines.

Culture

City Day has been celebrated since the 1970s. Еhe official date of the Day of the City of Dnipro – the second Sunday of September. On this day, festive events take place throughout the city and traditionally end on the waterfront with festive fireworks.

Museums

  • Dnipro Historical Museum named after academician D.I. Yavornytsky – one of the largest museums in Ukraine;
  • Art Museum
  • Diorama “Battle of the Dnieper”
  • House Museum of E.P. Blavatsky
  • Museum “Literary Dnieper”
  • Memorial House-Museum of Academician D.I. Yavornitsky

Theaters and concert organizations

  • Dnipro Academic Ukrainian Music and Drama Theater named after T. Shevchenko
  • Dnipro Academic Drama and Comedy Theater
  • Dnipro Academic Opera and Ballet Theater
  • Dnipro municipal youth theater “Believe!”
  • Dnipro Academic Regional Ukrainian Youth Theater
  • Dnipro City Puppet Theater
  • Youth avant-garde theater Rui
  • House of Organ and Chamber Music

Sport

The first stadium “Dnipro” was the stadium “Steel”, built in 1939. In 1966, the Meteor Stadium was opened. A new stadium “Dnepr-Arena” was built on the site of the former stadium “Metallurg” (earlier – “Steel”) in 2008. In addition, the city has stadiums “Dnepropress”, “Lokomotiv”, “Assembler”, “Slavutych”, “Labor Reserves” and others, as well as the large sports complex “Meteor”, numerous swimming pools and several year-round ice rinks. In winter, the Avalanche ski resort operates in Tunnel girder.

The city once hosted the final of the Ukrainian Football Cup 2009, in which Poltava “Vorskla” beat Donetsk “Shakhtar” with a score of 1: 0. On May 9, 2018, at the Dnepr-Arena stadium, the Cup final was held for the second time, in which Donetsk “Shakhtar” beat Dynamo Kyiv with a score of 0: 2.

The Dnipro basketball club is the champion of the Ukrainian Super League in the season 2015/2016 (an alternative tournament not held under the auspices of the Ukrainian Basketball Federation and without official status), two-time Super League Cup winner, two-time Ukrainian Cup winner.

The water polo club “DNU-Dnepr” performs in the Ukrainian Championship among men. The name of the club was given by the University named after Oles Gonchar, whose pool is a sports base for the club. In 2012, the club received professional status.

The Dnepr Rugby Club performs in the Premier League, also known as the Dnepropetrovsk Rocket IC.

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