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Zaporizhia is a city in Ukraine. Zaporizhia (Ukrainian: Запорі́жжя, translit. Zaporižžja IPA: [zɑpoˈriʒːɐ]; Russian: Запоро́жье, tr. Zaporоž'je, IPA: [zəpɐˈroʐjɪ]) - is a city in southeastern Ukraine, situated on the banks of the Dnieper River. It is the administrative center of the Zaporizhia Oblast (province). Administratively, it is incorporated as a city of oblast significance and serves as an administrative center of Zaporizhia Raion, though it does not belong to the raion. Currently the city is the sixth largest in Ukraine. Population: 757,650 (2015 est.)


Until 1921 the city carried the name of Aleksandrovsk after the name of a fortress that was part of the Dnieper Defense Line. After the establishment of the Soviet regime in Ukraine, in 1921 the name was changed to Zaporizhia (Zaporozhye), after the historical region Zaporizhia. Itself Zaporizhia literally means Trans-Rapids or beyond the rapids, alluding to the rapids which used to exist on the Dnieper River (Dnieper Rapids) at the time, before the construction of the Dnieper Hydroelectric Station in 1932.

ValentinZP (talk) 15:42, 12 November 2017 (EST)

Get in

Zaporozhia is around 10 hours away from Kiev via train. There is one daily departure and several night trains heading in both directions. The journey costs around £30 for third class or £56 second class from If you buy tickets locally, the price will be $10 and $15 respectively, but you will have to buy them several days in advance, or risk that the train could be sold out.

There are also daily trains from Moscow, Minsk, Simferopol, and Kharkov.

For the adventurous or cash-strapped, there are also several daily marshrutkas departing from outside Kiev train station. Expect to take around 10 hours. There are also many marshrutkas from neighbouring cities

Finally, Motor Sich Airlines[12] operate one daily flight to and from Kiev. A one-way ticket costs around $100.

Get around

Many marshrutka services operate from the station all over the city


  • Khortytsia Island, has a long and rich history. The granite cliffs on the island are also spectacular.
  • Dniproges Dam, the largest dam in Europe when it was built. At the end of Prospekt Lenina. The park nearby offers spectacular views of the dam and Khortytsia island.
  • Theatre of Horse Riding «Zaporizhzhian Cossacks», [1].
  • National Museum of Zaporizhzhian Cossacks History, [2].
  • Zaporizhzhya Regional History Museum, Zaporozhye, ul. Chekistov, 29 (stop transport Theatre. Magara), (061) 764-39-12, 764-34-76, [3].
  • Zaporozhye State Circus, Ukraine, 69000, Zaporizhia , ul. A record 41 (stop transport store Ukraine), (061) 233-71-60, [4].
  • Philharmonic Hall, 69006, Zaporizhzhia, Soborny Ave., 183, [5].






  • Intourist hotel, Ukraine, Zaporozhye, Sobornyi Ave. 135, +38 (097) 614-14-14, [6]. [email protected]
  • KHORTITSA PALACE, 69091, Ukraine, Zaporozhye, 71A Shevchenko Blvd., +38 (061) 766 00 00, [7].
  • Hotel Soborniy, Ukraine city Zaporozhye, Soborniy avenue, 28, +38(061) 227–10–00, [8].
  • Reikartz Zaporizhia, 69035, Ukraine, Zaporozhye, PR. Mayakovskogo, 19, +38 061 228 44 90, [9].
  • Hotel Teatralny, 69063, Ukraine, Zaporizhzhia, Troitska St., 23, + 38 (067) 619-70-07, [10].
  • Hotel SLAVA, 69035, Ukraine, Zaporozhye, L. Zhaboninskogo str., 19, +38 098 998 23 80, [11].


Page of Zaporozhye on Wikipedia - Zaporozhye Regional Tourist Information Centre - Zaporizhzhia City Council (Official Website) -

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