Реферат: Zaporozhye: The city in which I live

My native city is the city of Zaporozhye. It is very dear to me,because I was born here. Zaporozhye is situated in the south of Ukraine. It'sterritory stretches for about 50 square kilometres. The city is divided intotwo parts by the river Dnieper. The population of Zaporozhye is approximately900 thousand people. Our city is then 225 years old. Primary it was a town ofAlexandrovsk. But when the Dnieper HydroElectric Power Station the Dneprogeswas built here it was renamed. And since that time on the Dneproges is one ofthe places of interest of our city. By the way there are not so many places ofinterest in Zaporozhye. But if you want to go sightseeing around the city Iadvise you to visit the Historical Museum on the island of Chortitsa and theMuseum of Local Lore, you'll enjoy splendid sights of the Dnieper-river and ofNature reserve on the Chortitsa island, you will be impressed by the ancientoak tree which is 800 years old. They say that the Zaporozhye Cossacks used torest under its branches. If you make a tour about the city, you'll see that itsstreets are long and beautiful. The main street of the city the Lenin Avenuestretches for about 15 kilometres. Zaporozhye is an industrial centre. It isfamous for its steel-making plants and factories, such as Zaporozhstal,Dnieprospetstal, and other.

There are two universities, three academies and a great number ofcolleges in Zaporozhye. We have here a drama theatre, the theatre of youngspectator and a circus. There are many cinemas, restaurants and cafes inZaporozhye.

The Zaporozhye district has its history. In the 17 century theZaporozhye Cossacks lived on the territory of our district. The Cossacks werefreedom-loving people who defended the boundaries of Russia. Their camp wassituated on the island of Chortitsa and it was called Zaporozhskaya Sech. TheCossacks were very skilful warriors.

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