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Krivoy Rog

The Russian spelling of the Ukrainian city Kryvyi Rih. It is a city of around 700,000 in the southern Ukraine, southwest of Dnipropetrovsk[?], at the confluence of the Inhulets and Saksahan rivers.

It is an industrial and metallurgical centre in a iron-mining region. The city extends for 32 km, paralleling the ore deposits.

The settlement was founded in the 17th C. by Zaporozhian Cossacks. But the area's industrial growth began in the 1880s, when European investment founded a mining syndicate.

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