| Share
 

Mykolayiv

Mykolayiv (mēˌkəläˈyĭf) [key], Rus. Nikolayev, city (1991 est. pop. 511,000), capital of Mykolayiv region, S Ukraine, at the confluence of the Buh and Inhul rivers and on the bank of the Dnieper-Buh estuary. A major seaport and rail junction, Mykolayiv exports grain, iron, and manganese. It has shipyards, machinery plants, and an aluminum smelter. Founded in 1784 as a fortress near the site of the ancient Greek colony of Olbia, the city was named Mykolayiv in 1788 when it became a shipbuilding center.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Mykolayiv from Infoplease:

  • Inhul - Inhul Inhul , Rus. Ingul, river, in Ukraine. Rising N of Kirovohrad, it flows south c.210 mi (340 ...
  • Olbia - Olbia Olbia , Ionic Greek colony of Miletus, founded at the beginning of the 6th cent. B.C. It is ...
  • Nikolayev - Nikolayev: Nikolayev: see Mykolayiv, Ukraine.
  • Ukraine - Learn about the history, geography and culture of Ukraine and find statistical and demographic information.|Information on Ukraine — map of Ukraine, geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, and the national flag.
  • Encyclopedia: CIS and Baltic Political Geography - Encyclopeadia articles concerning CIS and Baltic Political Geography.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: CIS and Baltic Political Geography


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring