Dnipropetrovsk (Ukrainian: Дніпропетровськ, Dnipropetrovsík; Russian: Днепропетро́вск, Dnepropetrovsk, formerly Екатериносла́в, Yekaterinoslav) is Ukraine's third largest city with 1.1 million inhabitants. It is located in the south-central section of the country, south of Kiev on the Dnieper River. Dnipropetrovsk is also the administrative centre of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.
A vital industrial centre of Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk was one of the key centres of the nuclear, arms, and space industries of the former Soviet Union. In particular, it is home to Yuzhmash, a major space and ballistic missile designer and manufacturer. Because of its military industry, the city was a closed city (no foreigners were allowed there) until the 1990s.
The twenty closest neighbours in the database:
Moscow (Russia) (831 km), Istanbul (Turkey) (953 km), Budapest (Hungary) (1,189 km), St. Petersburg (Russia) (1,312 km), Bratislava (Slovak Republic) (1,317 km), Vienna (Austria) (1,373 km), Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) (1,442 km), Melk Abbey (1,449 km), Dubrovnik (Croatia) (1,460 km), Baku (Azerbaijan) (1,480 km), Prague (Czech Republic) (1,498 km), Split (Croatia) (1,529 km), Spreewald (1,542 km), Dresden (Germany) (1,547 km), Krka National Park (1,549 km), Sibenik (Croatia) (1,558 km), Stasi Prison Hohenschönhausen (1,579 km), Museum Island Berlin (1,586 km), Zadar (Croatia) (1,587 km), Berlin (Germany) (1,587 km)