Dnipro (Дніпро), previously called Dnipropetrovsk (Дніпропетро́вськ) is Ukraine's fourth-largest city. It is located in the eastern part of Ukraine on the Dnieper River, after which it is named. Dnipro is the administrative centre of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. It hosts the administration of Dnipro urban hromada, one of the hromadas of Ukraine.
Archaeological findings suggest that the first fortified town in the territory of present-day Dnipro probably dates to the mid-16th century. The city was formally inaugurated by the Russian Empress Catherine the Great as the administrative centre of the newly acquired vast territories of imperial New Russia, including those ceded to Russia by the Ottoman Empire under the Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca. Grigory Potemkin originally envisioned the city as the Russian Empire's third capital city. The city became a vital industrial centre of Soviet Ukraine, one of the key centres of the nuclear, arms, and space industries of the Soviet Union. In particular, it is home to the Yuzhmash, a major space and ballistic-missile design bureau and manufacturer. Because of its military industry, it functioned as a closed city. Dnipro is a powerhouse of Ukraine's business and politics and is the native city of many of the country's most important figures.
Dnipro was ranked #452 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Dnipro has a population of over 976,000 people. Dnipro also forms part of the wider Dnipro metropolitan area which has a population of over 1,390,000 people.