Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Ekaterinoslav

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EKATERINOSLAV (e-kä-te-rē-nō-släv'),a town of southern Russia, capital of a government of the same name, on the right bank of the Dnieper, 250 miles N. E. of Odessa. It was founded in 1787 by Prince Potemkin, and consists of a number of long, broad streets. Pop. about 195,000. The government, which is intersected by the Dnieper and at one point reaches the Sea of Azov, mostly consists of steppes; area 24,477 square miles; pop. about 3,150,000.