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Dnepropetrovs'k (Dnepropetrovs'k Oblast, Ukraine)

Last modified: 2000-11-24 by dov gutterman
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from Ukrainian Heraldry site

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Jekaterinoslav/Dnjiepropetrovsk: "azure the cypher of EII dexter the number 17 sinister 78 encircled of nine mullets of six points all or", I guess the cypher is that of Catherine II the Great, the Russian for Catherine may begin with a Cyrillic "E".
Santiago Dotor, 4 December 1998

Soviet era name: Dnepropetrovsk
Antonio Martins, 10 July 1999

From Ukrainian Heraldry site located by Phil Nelson:
The history of the town began in 1635 by erecting the Polish fortress Kodak. Later it was destroyed by Zaporozhians. Then a settlement of Cossacks appeared on that place. In 1787 there was founded the town of Katerynoslav. In time of Ukrainian Peoples Republic it was named Sitcheslav.
The CoA of the Russian period was confirmed on the 29th of July 1811. In the azure field the monogram of the name of empress Catherine II was among the figures denoting the year of foundation of the town. Around the monogram there are nine stars to denote migration of Catherine II to eternal bliss and glory. On the shield - the imperial crown to show that the province was under the special high-ranking patronage.
Dov Gutterman , 13 August 1999

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