Summary of Zaporozhye
Zaporozhye is one of the largest regional centers of Ukraine. The population of 790 000 people according to 2007. The city limits, located on the banks of the Dnieper River, stretches over 40 kilometers from north to south and more than 30 kilometers from west to east.
Zaporozhye has a rich history. There is hardly a person who has not heard of the Cossacks did not know jokes about "Zaporozhets" - small car produced by Zaporozhye Automobile Plant. Industrial potential of the city takes 3rd place in Ukraine. Products Zaporizhzhya enterprises demand not only in CIS but also in Europe. Industrial giants such as Zaporizhstal, DSS, Zaporozhkoks, Titanium-Magnesium Works, determine the ecological situation in the city.
Average daily temperatures in the city in summer 22 degrees centigrade in winter -5.5 degrees.
Pride of Zaporozhye - Khortytsya island, the largest island on the Dnieper. Here in the XVI-XVII centuries Zaporizhzhya Sich was located, which was the center of the Ukrainian Cossacks and has played a significant role in the history of the Ukrainian nation. In the northern part of the island is a museum of the history of Zaporizhzhya Cossacks. With a beautiful view of the dam Dniproges.
In the village of Upper Khortytsya is the famous 700-year-old oak tree, unfortunately, began to dry up. However, it has a few live branches. Trunk diameter of 6 meters 32 centimeters, the height of the tree - 36 meters. According to the legend underneath the Cossacks wrote his famous letter to the Turkish sultan.
In the center of town is the avenue to them. Lenin - the longest (more than 11 kilometers) street in Europe. It stretches from the railway station Zaporozhye-I and to Dniproges.