Today Zaporozhye is one of the largest cities in Ukraine, as well as one of the main industrial, industrial and cultural centers of the country, stretching on both banks of the Dnieper River, between which the island of Khortytsya is located. At the end of the 18th century, on the site of the beautiful Zaporozhye, the Alexander Fortress was erected, which was supposed to fulfill the function of protecting Russia from the raids of the Tatars. In 1785, the fortification received the status of a posad – an urban-type settlement. And by the beginning of the 19th century, this posad was transformed into the city of Aleksandrovsk with its own town hall.
Today there are more than 250 industrial enterprises in this city. In the southern part of the settlement, several water bodies were formed by the floods of the Dnieper River. The southern border also runs along the Azov coast. From the north, the city is bounded by massive steppes and the Volnyanka River. On the regional map of Zaporozhye, you can see that in the west and east a large number of small provinces are adjacent to the settlement. The city streets are daily crowded with public and transit transport, which makes its way through Zaporozhye. There is a crossing of the Dnieper River within the boundaries of the settlement in 3 places.