Dnipropetrovsk produces nearly a fifth of Ukraine’s total industrial production. It is also known for its health tourism. The oblast has around 20 health centres that make use of the curative mud and mineral resources of the area, as well as rest homes, recreation departments and even rest camps for children.
The oblast’s attraction does not end there. Over 200 rivers also flow within the magnificent landscapes of Dnipropetrovsk. It also has more than a hundred parks, which include 15 state reserves, three nature memorials, and 24 local parks. It has a spectacular wealth of flora and fauna: more than a thousand kinds of vegetation and over 7,000 species of animals, including elk, wild boar, dappled deer, hares, foxes and wolves.
Dnipropetrovsk is also home to many cultural establishments and higher education institutions.
The large and beautiful city of Dnipropetrovsk lies on the Dnieper River in East-Central Ukraine, and is the administrative centre of Dnipropetrovsk oblast. The green city, which enjoys warm summers and cold winters, has long and wide boulevards, spacious square parks, and picturesque hills and embankments.
The city, known as Dnepr for short, is a major centre for aerospace and machine building, metallurgy, education, and trade. It has been a major player in the steel industry since the start of the 20th century.
Zhovtneva Square and its majestic cathedral, Globy Central Park and Shevchenka Park are very dear to locals. The Monastyrskiy Island, where a Byzantine monastery once stood, can be found when one walks down the banks of Dnieper.
The city’s main street is named Karl Marx. Local business and trade are concentrated here. It also has plenty of shops and cafés. The large supermarkets are in the residential areas, far from the city centre.
Dnipropetrovsk continues to develop, with many new buildings partly hiding the old ones. The architecture though follows the same old style.
The city remains strong in the machine building and aerospace industry.