Kryvyy Rih


Kryvyy Rih
Russian Krivoy Rog

City (pop., 2001: 669,000), southeast-central Ukraine.

Founded as a village by Cossacks in the 17th century, it grew slowly until a railway was constructed to the Donets Basin in 1884; it soon became a significant iron-mining city. It was seized by Germany in 1941 and retaken by the Soviet Union in 1944. Terny, which was annexed to the city in 1969, has a major uranium mine. The city is now a centre of industry as well as mining, with metallurgical plants, foundries, mills, and chemical works.

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Russian  Krivoy Rog,  also spelled  Krivoi Rog 

      city, southern Ukraine, situated at the confluence of the Inhulets and Saksahan rivers. Founded as a village by Zaporozhian Cossacks in the 17th century, it had only 2,184 inhabitants in 1781. In 1881 a French company began to work the local iron-ore deposits, and a railway was constructed to the Donets Basin coalfield in 1884. After that date Kryvyy Rih became a significant iron-mining city.

      Kryvyy Rih, with its suburbs, stretches for more than 18 miles (29 km) in a long, narrow belt along the iron-ore deposits. The local high-grade hematite ores have been for the most part worked out except at great depth, but there are reserves that have a lower iron content. Several ore-enriching and pelletizing plants were built to support the ironworks and steelworks. Terny, which was annexed to Kryvyy Rih in 1969, is the site of a uranium mine. Other industries have included coking and machine building (especially for the mining industry); the production of diamond drills, cement, and foodstuffs; and timberworking. A canal brings additional water supplies from the Kakhovka Reservoir, on the Dnieper River. Kryvyy Rih has institutes for teacher training and for study in mining. Pop. (2001) 668,980; (2005 est.) 696,667.

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