Zaporizhia or Zaporozhye is a city in southeastern Ukraine, situated on the banks of the Dnieper River. It is the administrative center of the Zaporizhia Oblast (province). Currently the city is the sixth largest one in Ukraine and has population of 776,000 people (as of 2011). Alexandrovsk was founded on the left bank of the Dnieper. The city is located in southern Ukraine and occupies both banks of the river at present. The city area equals 334 km2. The height above sea level in the city equals 50 m.
In the middle of the city is situated a pearl of Ukraine – the island Khortytsia (size – 12 km x 2 km), which splits the river into two streams called the New and Old Dnieper. The New Dnieper stream has the width about 800 m, the old one 200 m. There are several small rivers in the city, which enter the Dnieper: Sukha and Mokra Moskovka, Kushugum, Verkhnia Khortytsia.