Brief information about the Zaporizhzhya

Zaporizhia Zaporizhia, Zaporizhzhia or Zaporizhzhya (UK: , US: ; Ukrainian: Запорі́жжя, romanized: Zaporížžja IPA: [zɐpoˈr⁽ʲ⁾iʒːɐ] ), also known as Zaporozhye (US: ; Russian: Запоро́жье, romanized: Zaporóž'je, IPA: [zəpɐˈroʐjɪ]) and formerly as Alexandrovsk (Russian: Алекса́ндровск [ɐlʲɪˈksandrəfsk]; Ukrainian: Олександрівськ, romanized: Oleksandrivs'k [olekˈsɑnd⁽ʲ⁾r⁽ʲ⁾iu̯sʲk]), is a city in south-eastern Ukraine, situated on the banks of the Dnieper.

It is the administrative centre of the Zaporizhia Oblast (region).Zaporizhia is known for its island of Khortytsia and Dnieper Hydroelectric Station. It is also an important industrial centre producing steel, aluminium, aircraft engines, automobiles, transformers for substations, and other heavy industry goods.