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), Bratislava (Slovak Republic) (1,317 km), Vienna (Austria) (1,373 km), Melk Abbey (1,449 km), Baku (Azerbaijan) (1,480 km), Prague (Czech Republic) (1,498 km), Spreewald (1,542 km), Dresden (Germany) (1,547 km), Stasi Prison Hohenschönhausen (1,579 km), Museum Island Berlin (1,586 km), Berlin (Germany) (1,587 km), Reichstag Berlin (1,587 km), Potsdam (Germany) (1,607 km), Wittenberg (Germany) (1,629 km), Stockholm (Sweden) (1,633 km), Regensburg (Germany) (1,673 km), Lund (Sweden) (1,683 km), Malmö (Sweden) (1,691 km)